Music from The Professional (1981) - All Soundtracks (OST) and Songs

The famous soundtrack from the legendary movie "Professional"...

Soundtracks, songs and music from the film "The Professional" ("Le Professionnel" OST)

"Professionnel" ("Le Professionnel" 1981) is a crime thriller film directed by French director Georges Lautner. The leading roles were played by quite famous actors already in those years, including Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly and Robert Hossein. The film is based on the novel Death of a Wounded Thin-Skinned Beast by Patrick Alexander.

Poster for the film "Le Professionnel" 1981

The main character of the tape is the secret agent Josselin Beaumont, whose mission is to kill the dictator of Malagawi, a fictional African country. But due to the circumstances, Beaumont goes to jail ... Now he has to overcome many obstacles in order to get out and complete what he started ...

With the release of the film was a great success: in general, more than 5 million tickets were sold worldwide! The Professional soon became the fourth most popular feature film in France. And the theme “Chi Mai” sounded in the film was a major hit in the career of the composer Ennio Morricone…

About the composer: short biography of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer who has become a legend of a whole generation... His music will forever remain a bestseller. Bright, memorable, sincere - she delighted and continues to delight both listeners and directors ... During his long career, Morricone managed to work with hundreds of celebrities, including film directors Oliver Stone, Mike Nichols, John Carpenter, Barry Levinson and many others! The composer did not deprive Russia of his attention: it is his music that can be heard in Vladimir Khotinenko's drama "72 meters".

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone

In addition to soundtracks, Ennio Morricone has worked in the field of instrumental music. In 1985, the composer made a tour of Europe, personally conducting a huge orchestra!

Unfortunately, on July 6, 2020, he passed away ...

About the Chi Mai soundtrack…

"Chi Mai" is one of the most popular works of Ennio Morricone, which gained wide fame after the release of the crime thriller Georges Lautner.

Track cover
Track cover

"Chi Mai" is an instrumental theme written by Morricone back in 1971. She can be heard in the romantic drama "Maddalena" directed by Jerzy Kavalerowicz. However, the real fame came to this composition with the film "Professional" (1981). Shortly after its release, the soundtrack reached number two on the UK Singles Chart!

In addition to the instrumental version, the same year saw the release of the French-language "Mal de toi", which was superbly performed by Danielle Licari.

But "Chi Mai" became widely famous in France not even because of this, but because of the Royal Canin ads of the 1980s! Later, the soundtrack was closely associated with this particular commercial ...

To the modern listener, this composition is well known from the film "Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra". It sounds at the very moment when Dogmatics is chasing a legionnaire running on all fours in slow motion (just like in advertising)!

The Russian public is familiar with this work based on the science fiction film “Go Crazy!” with Boris Shcherbakov in the title role.

Few people know, but "Chi Mai" is also the name of Ennio Morricone's online community! The site is a treasure trove for true fans of the composer: a complete discography, everything about the concerts and films of the musician...

Other songs from the film "Professional" (full list)

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Dixième variation)

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone - Le vent, le cri (Générique)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Deuxieme variation)

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone – Le retour (Bach – troisième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Septième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Quatrième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Cinquième variation)

Ennio Morricone


Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone – Bach (Deuxième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le retour (Bach – quatrième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Sixième variation)

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone – Le retour (Bach – cinquième variation)

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri (Onzième variation)

Ennio Morricone


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