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The Nest (2002)
"Nid de guêpes" (original title)

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Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution ... See full summary »

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Nasser
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Santino
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Helene Laborie
Pascal Greggory ...
Louis
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Selim
Anisia Uzeyman ...
Nadia
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Winfried
Valerio Mastandrea ...
Giovanni
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Martial
Martin Amic ...
Spitz
Alexandre Hamidi ...
Tony
Angelo Infanti ...
Abedin Nexhep
Grigori Manoukov ...
Le Passager VAB
Paul Hervet ...
Vigile 1
Frédéric Kontogom ...
Vigile 2
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Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial before a European court. During the transfer, killers hired by Nexhep set up an ambush to free their boss but Laborie and her men manage to escape. After a frantic chase, the officers seek refuge, with their prisoner, in a warehouse located in the heart of an industrial park. There they meet up with a gang that has come to steal computer material. Meanwhile, Nexhep's killers surround the warehouse? Written by Anonymous

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12000-patsu kurae [Japan]

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 March 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ninho de Vespas  »

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Opening Weekend:

$733,241 (France) (8 March 2002)

Gross:

$733,241 (France) (8 March 2002)
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A surprisingly good action flick
13 October 2004 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching Nid de Guepes, or the Nest, as it is translated. The beginning I found to be somewhat slow - there is very little dialogue until the sh@t starts to fly in the building. However, I found myself drawn to whether or not and more importantly who would make it out alive.

Overall, for an action movie, it was good - no hero machismo, no action stars . The one and only rescue attempt made (in the truck) is put to rest within a matter of seconds in a hail of bullets; something you don't see quite often in a typical Hollywood blockbuster.

There are no heroes, no guns for glory. It simply tells the story of a group of people, thrown into the same "merde", fighting to survive. Whatever remains of the bravado is quickly put to an end as you see how high the odds were stacked against them - the continuous legion of gunmen assaulting the factory in droves.

Not to mention Fares, switching from French, to Italian to English without missing a beat. Rrrroow.

A good flick


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