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

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  6 March 2002 (France)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helene Laborie
Pascal Greggory ...
Anisia Uzeyman ...
Martin Amic ...
Alexandre Hamidi ...
Angelo Infanti ...
Abedin Nexhep
Grigori Manoukov ...
Le Passager VAB
Paul Hervet ...
Vigile 1
Frédéric Kontogom ...
Vigile 2


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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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This is the true Remake of Carpenter's "Assault"
30 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was annoyed when I learned that they were doing a remake of "Assault". When the movie came out, I knew I was right.

Then I saw this movie here on TV. Didn't really know what it was about, just saw that it starred Naceri of "Taxi" fame, so I decided to watch it.

From the moment everybody gathered in the warehouse, I instantly thought of "Assault".

Some others here seem not to have a clear remembrance of Carpenter's movie, but apart from a few new gadgets all the key plot points are completely the same. I won't give them away, as they would be major spoilers, but try to watch both movies together and you'll see.

But on the other side: This is a fine remake. You don't know who's gonna die, there are some interesting new plot points and the characters are believable (in "Assault", you learn nothing about the man they want, as he'snot talking any more. The Mafia guy is quite another quality...) I say, 8 of 10.

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