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Enrico is faithful to the cop movie genre in vogue at that time in France. How politics can interfere with the day-to-day job of a good cop. Not a cop that always follow the rules by the book, a cop who likes to do his job, who wants to be fair with everybody, rich or poor.
Movie starts out pretty well with Madame Morlaix falling from her apartment window. Suicide or murder? Inspecteur Baroni is there to see what exactly happened. Baroni believes Madame Morlaix's husband, Édouard, did it. He will go to great length to prove his point. Interesting twist of event when it's Morlaix who asks the questions. A certain bond will develop between the two as the movie goes. And we're in for a surprise at the end...
Philippe Noiret is always good. He plays Baroni with great capabilities. So is Michel Serrault as Morlaix. Great to watch.
Pile ou face is a movie I recommend. It's no masterpiece but it delivers what it promised you at the start. A good cop movie, interesting interaction between the two main characters.
Out of 100, I give it 77. That's good for **½ out of ****.
Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 25th, 2002.
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