A classy French farce starring Jean Rochefort or a British remake with Rupert Grint? The choice is yours. If Jonathan Lynn’s new version fails to rock your bateau, default to the 1993 original, a deliciously dark affair that gave its veteran lead – brilliantly deadpan as the assassin who falls for his latest assignment – one of the best roles of his career.
Marie Trintignant and Guillaume Depardieu are just as good as the sexy forger who catches his eye and his bumbling apprentice. Pierre Salvadori, meanwhile, directs with élan.