This is an intriguing French film starring Phillippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, and Lisa Kreuzer. It centers around a plot by a secret team of French agents to assassinate a famous German female terrorist. Their idea is to hire a man who is at the end of his rope vocationally and personally, send him to Munich as an encyclopedia salesman, arrange an encounter with the sexually liberated terrorist, seize the opportune moment to kill her, and then have the police haul the follow away for committing a "crime of passion."

This intricately developed and well written film provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at espionage — a realm where nothing is ever what it seems. Birgitt Hass Must Be Killed is equally impressive as a love story that illustrates the quicksilver and unpredictable nature of l'amour. The entire cast of this poignant thriller is excellent.