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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Martial uses the remote to turn the Liebherr telescopic crane, you can see the jib attached to the right side of the boom. Seconds later, when he extends the boom, the jib is attached to the front of the boom. Aside from the necessary time and space, it is not possible for only one person to attach the jib. See more »


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A Relentless White Knuckle Ride
22 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully mounted action thriller that creates suspense with a deliberate setup and then wonderfully delivers on those expectations. When it gets going it's truly relentless. This is far better than any American action film of recent years and there's a lesson to be learned here. Especially with creating interesting multi-layered characters we care about coupled with the unpredictability that anyone can get killed at any time. When the audience cares about the characters the main battle of any action flick is won--we have a vested interest. At that point there's no other place to be but on the edge of your seat. If this is not picked up for US distribution it'll be a crime, and our loss.

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