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Le cousin (1997)

Nounours is the nickname of a "cousin" an informer with a special arrangement with the police: he gets 10% of the drugs seized thanks to his help. When his personal contact, inspector ... See full summary »

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Patrick Timsit ...
Nounours
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Gérard Delvaux
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Francis
Caroline Proust ...
Fanny
Mehdi El Glaoui ...
Jeannot (as Mehdi)
Christophe Peyroux ...
Michel
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Juge Lambert
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Claudine Delvaux
Fabienne Tricottet ...
Nathalie
Philippe Magnan ...
Donnadieu
Kevin Goffette ...
Stéphane
Audrey Alexandre ...
Soraya
Albane Alexandre ...
Emilie
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Philippe
Pascale Vignal ...
Sylvie
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Nounours is the nickname of a "cousin" an informer with a special arrangement with the police: he gets 10% of the drugs seized thanks to his help. When his personal contact, inspector Maurin, commits suicide, inspector Gérard Delvaux takes over. Meanwhile, judge Lambert is uncovering the illegal practices of the policemen. Her persistent investigations, which had cornered Maurin, are leading to Gérard, and also to Nounours as the source of heroin that led to recent cases of deadly overdoses. Nounours promises Gérard increasingly bigger catches which he is intent on realising before he is forced to reveal who Nounours is to judge Lambert. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@nokia.com>

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J'ai des doutes
(1991)
Written and Performed by Sara Mondiano
From the album "A tâtons"
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A pretty good detective film
16 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

The famous comic actors Chabat and Timsit cast against their types. We can see the pleasure of Alain Corneau about filming a thriller. Not a dark film as Melville, but a good ol' saturday night detective film as many were produced in the 50's. In this one, the pernicious effects of the association cop/informer make your head spin. Corneau don't success everyway the delicate osmosis between public and private life, but he films very good the cop himself - Alain Chabat - as used by tiredness and remorse.


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