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Law Breakers (1971)

Les assassins de l'ordre (original title)
A judge investigating police corruption finds that the deeper he digs, the more roadblocks he finds.

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Jacques Brel ...
Le juge d'instruction Bernard Level
Catherine Rouvel ...
Danièle Lebegue
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Laura
Roland Lesaffre ...
Saugeat
Boby Lapointe ...
Louis Casso
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Le commissaire Lagache
Henri Nassiet ...
Le président du tribunal (as Henry Nassiet)
Harry-Max ...
Moulard (as Harry Max)
Pierre Maguelon ...
Le gardien
Luc Ponette ...
Me Rivette
Marius Laurey ...
Véricel
Lucien Barjon ...
Mauvoisins
Alain Nobis ...
Le président
Françoise Giret ...
Geneviève Saugeat
François Cadet ...
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A judge investigating police corruption finds that the deeper he digs, the more roadblocks he finds.

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7 May 1971 (France)  »

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A rend gyilkosai  »

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How an honest judge challenges the French police system ?
5 September 2008 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

It is hard to believe that this film has been directed by Marcel Carné,a man who gave the world one of the most admired French films called "Les enfants du paradis".The basic idea of this film consists of the conflict between judiciary and police which has pernicious effect on society as ordinary citizens are harassed in the name of police investigation and routine procedure.Marcel Carné shows that in a democratic setup even the life of a most ordinary citizen is as important as that of a respected lawmaker.This is because nobody is above the law.Jacques Brel gives one of his most memorable performances of his career as a judge who investigates a case involving the death of a small time criminal.Les Assassins de l'ordre is one of the few French films which tackled the theme of police versus judge.Marcel Carné shows his hero to be critical of injustice taking place around him.This film needs to be seen for its sympathetic portrayal of French youth who support judge Level in his quest for truth.There are good supporting performances by Charles Denner,Didier Haudepin and Michel Lonsdale.


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