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29 January 2003 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec

Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert

Bai Ling ... Qiu
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)

Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Edouard Montoute ... Alain
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Général Edmond Bertineau
Léon-Pierre Mondini ... Policier
Bernard Llopis ... Policier
Jean-Louis Schlesser ... Policier
Jean-Pierre Mas ... Policier
Michel Neugarten ... Policier
Patrice Abbou ... Rachid
Claude Sesé ... Planton
Cyril Brunet ... Caissier
Bernard Destouches ... Collègue (as Bernard Destouche)
Philippe Paimblanc ... Militaire
David Gabison ... Ministre

Vincent Tulli ... Policier Camionnette
Gérard Krawczyk ... Policier Camionnette
Dara-Indo Oum ... Père Noèl Tunnel (as Dara Indo Oum)
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... Pharmacien
Philippe Ferrandini ... Militaire Lance Roquette
Shirley Kohn ... Angèle, Fille de Pharmacien
Norbert Daverio ... Maire de Marseille
Eric Naggar ... Docteur (as Éric Naggar)
Julian Naceri ... Petit Chef Skate
Laurent Desponds ... Chauffeur Gibert
Valeska Chabouis ... Mère de Petra
Franck Fouret ... Client
Albert Lerda ... Vendeur
Frédérick Patois 'Goobi' ... Speaker
Christian Waldner ... Silhouette Père Noèl
Felicity Neale ... Mère Noèl
Dorothy Barrick ... Mère Noèl

Jennifer Herrera ... Mère Noèl
Flora Bourniquel 'Kim' ... Mère Noèl
Thierry Adler ... Ninja
Cédric Chen ... Ninja
Martin Grandperret ... Ninja
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christiane Conil ... (unconfirmed)
Laurent Casanova ... Policier (uncredited)
Clément Inglesakis ... The General's Chauffeur (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Passenger to Airport (uncredited)
Lionel Vitrant ... Un habitant du pavillon (uncredited)

Directed by
Gérard Krawczyk 
 
Writing credits
Luc Besson (scenario)

Produced by
Luc Besson .... producer
Bernard Grenet .... executive producer
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
DJ Kore 
DJ Skalp 
 
Cinematography by
Gérard Sterin 
 
Film Editing by
Yann Hervé 
 
Casting by
Swan Pham 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Bufnoir 
 
Costume Design by
Agnès Falque 
 
Makeup Department
Florence Batteault .... key makeup artist
Valérie Beauregard .... assistant makeup artist
Myriam Hottois .... key makeup artist
Olivia Lequimener .... key hair stylist
Julie Taveel .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gregory Barrau .... assistant unit manager
Eric Bassoff .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Paul Braud .... production manager
David Deshayes .... unit manager
Nicolas Devillers .... assistant production manager
Didier Hoarau .... production manager
Patrick Le Goc .... assistant unit manager
Jeremy Mauduy .... assistant production manager
Judicaël Noïa .... unit manager runner
Laurent Rizzon .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Artur .... first assistant director
Amélie Colin .... trainee assistant director
Yann Cuinet .... second assistant director: pre-production
Luc Etienne .... first assistant director
Christophe Fustini .... trainee assistant director
Carole Guenot .... second assistant director
Olivier Hourton .... first assistant director
Denis Imbert .... second assistant director
Jérôme Raffaelli .... third assistant director
Ivan Rousseau .... second assistant director
Laure Roussel .... second assistant director
Yann Thomas .... first assistant director
Marc-Antoine Trani .... second assistant director
Vincent Vesco .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Christophe Angé .... head carpenter
Christel Ayrault .... painter
François Barre .... construction grip
Cyrille Bastide .... painter
Didier Bautz .... head plasterer
Lahcene Bendjebour .... construction grip
Laurent Borgarino .... carpenter: Marseille
Gerard Bouguet .... head carpenter
Gerard Breard .... construction grip
Christian Bruzzi .... upholsterer
Lionel Callari .... props
Jean-Michel Chantrel .... upholsterer
Denis Charpin .... painter: Marseille
André Conil .... carpenter
Camille Czernik .... painter: Marseille
Christophe De Vos .... construction grip
Dyllan Debord .... assistant art director
Jean-Marc Desages .... painter
Thierry Doerflinger .... plasterer
Philippe Durand .... carpenter
Patrice Fasola .... head painter
Annette Fastnacht .... painter: Marseille
Jean-Michel Favilta .... carpenter: Marseille
Acacio Francisco .... painter
Denis Gambs .... carpenter
Jean-Claude Giusti .... carpenter: Marseille
Raphaël Grottadaura .... carpenter: Marseille
Olivier Guerlot .... carpenter
Eric Guinot .... props
Michel Guérin .... carpenter
Yvan Hart .... plasterer
Pascal Houdrichon .... construction grip
Henri Jorand .... painter
Bruno Juguet .... painter
Christian Laurent .... construction grip
Bertrand Laval .... head construction grip
René Letteron .... construction grip
Didier Leveille .... second assistant decorator
Bruno Madesclaire .... set dresser
Pascal Masson .... construction grip
Paul Matton .... props
Eric Peloy .... storyboard artist
Pierre Pernois .... carpenter
Daniel Pesquer .... head construction grip
Hervé Pesquer .... construction grip: Marseille
Jean Poinot .... construction coordinator
Patrick Quartier .... head painter
Per-Olof Renard .... first assistant decorator
Olivier Salesse .... construction grip
Alain Strasser .... carpenter
Jean-Louis Weber .... painter
 
Sound Department
Capucine Courau .... assistant sound editor
Anne Delacour .... dialogue editor
Eric Ferret .... foley recordist
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound re-recording mixer
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Thierry Havard .... boom operator
Dominique Lacour .... daily sound mixer
Didier Lesage .... sound re-recording mixer
Maud Lombart .... assistant sound editor
Didier Lozahic .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Dominique Mazière .... assistant foley artist
Pascal Mazière .... foley artist
Vincent Tulli .... sound
Stéphane Vizet .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Claude Dauphinot .... special effects
Grégoire Delage .... special effects
Georges Demétrau .... special effects supervisor
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects
Pierre Foury .... special effects
Max Garnier .... special effects technician
Dominique Granger .... special effects
Pascal Hemery .... special effects technician
Jean-Claude Houbart .... special effects technician
Guy Monbillard .... special effects technician
François Philippi .... special effects
Benoît Squizzato .... special effects
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Virginie Allal .... production assistant: Eclair Numerique
Thierry Barnay .... data transfer: Eclair Numerique
Sacha Beliaev .... matte painter
Odile Beraud .... scanning & film recording coordination
Pierre Blain .... Inferno artist
Pierre Blain .... digital artist
Arnaud Chelet .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique
Fabien Coupez .... Inferno artist
Claire Cuinier .... digital compositor
Rosana D'Andrea .... scanning & film recording assistant
Olivier Debert .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique
Marc Deneux .... data transfer: Eclair Numerique
Yann Doray .... compositor
Roxane Fechner .... visual effects coordinator
Thierry Flament .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique
Sébastien Guillot .... scanning & film recording assistant
Christophe Keichinger .... scanning & film recording assistant
Arassou Kichenassamy .... scanning & film recording assistant
Marc Latil .... digital compositor
Malika Mazauric .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique
Joyce Menger .... production: Eclair Numerique
David Montoya .... scanning & film recording assistant
Frederic Moreau .... production: Eclair Numerique (as Fred Moreau)
Mourad Rennou .... scanning & film recording assistant
Christophe Sabre .... scanning & film recording assistant
Philippe Soeiro .... visual effects supervisor: Eclair Numerique
Gérard Soirant .... scanning and recording supervisor
Melodie Stevens .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique (as Mélodie Stevens)
Morgan Varona .... digital artist: Eclair Numerique
Fabrice Visserot .... lead cgi artist
 
Stunts
Jean-Charles Andrieux .... stunts (as Jean-Charles Andrieu)
Francis Auguy .... stunt driving coordinator
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Eric Barone .... bicycle stunts
Affif Ben Badra .... stunts (as Afif Ben Badra)
Christian Bergner .... stunts
Patrick Bernaud .... stunt driver
Vincent Bersoulle .... stunts
Sybille Blouin .... stunts
Michel Bouis .... stunts
William Cagnard .... stunts
Laurent Casanova .... stunt production assistant
Bernard Chevreul .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
William David .... stunt driver
Bruno De Lucas .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunts
Christelle Droy .... stunts (as Christèle Droy)
Stephane Dutto .... stunts (as Stéphane Dutto)
Alexandrine Felquin .... stunts
Max Garnier .... stunts
Pascal Garnier .... stunts
Alain Gaudiard .... stunts
Jean Girard .... stunts
Thierry Girard .... bicycle stunts
Pascaline Girardot .... stunts
Alain Grellier .... stunts
Alain Guerillot .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Marc Hoang .... stunts (as Marc Nghi Hoang)
Michel Julienne .... stunt driving coordinator
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunt driver
Philippe Lazoore .... stunts
Pascal Lopez .... stunts
Christophe Marsaud .... stunt driver
Florent Mismetti .... stunts
Philippe Morel .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts (as Patrick Medioni)
Hajime Nariyoshi .... stunts
Minh Minh Ngo .... stunts
François Nguyen .... stunts
Louis-Marie Nyee .... stunts
Isabelle Peinaud .... stunt driver
Alain Renault .... stunt driver
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Loïc Saintilan .... stunt driver
Hervé Sok .... stunts
Arlette Spetebroot .... stunts
Francis Terzian .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
Astou Vedel .... stunts
Lionel Vitrant .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... Steadicam operator
Ivan Apostolo .... grip
Maxence Bottreau .... grip
Jean-Marc Bour .... underwater camera operator
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Marc Castagna .... grip
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Marine Delcourt .... assistant camera
Jean-Marc Dellien .... electrician
Jean-Marie Delorme .... assistant camera: aerials
Benoit Dentan .... aerial camera operator
Christophe Dural .... gaffer
Bernard Estève .... electrician
Eric Finoelst .... electrician
Gilles Floquet .... grip
David Frak-Lauer .... assistant camera
Jan Gagnaire .... grip
Pierre Garnier .... grip
Jean-Pierre Gesbert .... key grip
Christian Hugues .... grip
Max Hugues .... grip
Mouloud Lakrout .... electrician
Christian Langlois .... video assist operator
Christophe Lemonnier .... grip
Philippe Lévy .... still photographer
Léo Mac Dougall .... first assistant camera
Jean-Marie Marion .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Mas .... key grip
Thierry Montendre .... electrician
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter
Philippe Pantanella .... electrician
Cedric Poisson .... grip
Marie-Laure Prost .... focus puller
Henri Renaudier .... electrician
Martial Schmeltz .... second assistant camera
Thierry Schwartz .... camera operator
Benjamin Speyer .... grip
Laurent Tangy .... focus puller
Serge Valézy .... electrician
Pierre Weité .... first assistant camera (as Pierre-André Weité)
 
Casting Department
Mickaela Champsaur .... extras casting
Nathalie Garcia .... extras casting: Paris
Aurélie Gelibert .... casting assistant
Lise Petermann .... assistant extras casting
Emmanuelle Sachs .... extras casting: Tignes
Emmanuelle Sarrouy .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginie Druelle .... costumer
Sabine Fonti .... costumer
Marilyne Walbert .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Serge Anthony .... film grader
Susana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Christophe Boutigny .... color timer
Frédéric Casnin .... film grader
Valérie Davis .... film conform editor
Alain Guarda .... film grader
Yseult Huret .... assistant editor
Mike Joris .... color timer
Christophe Lelievre .... color timer
Lise Roure .... film conform editor
Frédéric Thoraval .... additional editor
Clara Vincienne .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Yann Arnaud .... music recording engineer
Matthieu Dallaporta .... assistant music mixer
Doc Gynéco .... composer: title song "Du spy dans l'air"
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... song: "Trouble" (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Géraldine Sérafini .... music legal coordinator
Vincent Tulli .... composer: additional music
Samuel Potin .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Philippe Alliot .... race driver
Michel Neugarten .... race driver
Jean Ragnotti .... race driver
Christophe Vaison .... race driver
 
Other crew
Dominique Baran .... production administrator
Luc Besson .... presenter
Christian Bonnichon .... head technician: playing car unit
Jean-Luc Borie .... assistant location manager: Marseill
Abeille Brissaud .... production secretary
Karine Caumeil .... production secretary
Frédéric Cauvy .... weapons advisor
Marc Cauvy .... weapons advisor
Rachel Corlet-Soulier .... script supervisor
Camille Courau .... personal assistant: Luc Besson
Nicolas Criqui .... specter conformation
Romuald Drault .... accountant supervisor
Claude Fenioux .... chief financial officer
José Ferreira .... assistant location manager: Marseille
Cécilia Giraud .... trainee script supervisor
Alexandre Glenat .... assistant location manager: Marseille
Francois Hulard .... head technician assistant: playing car unit
Sandrine Lamoureux .... assistant: Luc Besson
Philippe Letode .... location scout
Colette Martin .... production administrator
Christophe Moindreau .... head technician assistant: playing car unit
Sophie Musset .... assistant location manager: Tignes
Alain Navarro .... animal trainer
David Piechaczek .... location manager
Stephane Rampal .... assistant: Bai Ling
Sonia Rossier .... french tutor: Bai Ling
Marc Seguy .... head technician assistant: playing car unit
Vincent Stevenel .... production administrator
Véronique Zimmer .... production coordinator
Vincent Dragusseau .... making-of director (uncredited)
 

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84 min | Spain:90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The company name of the armoured car service at the street market is the name of the production company, written slightly different.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Daniel and Emilien arrive in Val d'Isere there's a shot of them inside the car. You can see a crew member with a boom mic moving around through the rear window.See more »
Quotes:
Emilien:Do you know how to ski?
Daniel:No, I know how to drive.
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References First Blood (1982)See more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The type of comedy I would like Hollywood to do, 13 September 2003
Author: abisio from Miami

The TAXI series (this is obviously the third installment) are highly successful French movies which for mysterious reasons are never distributed in USA (or at least in Miami).

Created and produced by the legendary and admired (ex-director) Luc Besson (you remember him from masterpieces like The Professional, La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue or The Fifth Element) he managed to create a mix of action and comedy, with some of ingenuous gags, some adults jokes and plenty of action (mostly car stunts) and very mild violence and overall VERY HUMAN.

TAXI 3 tracks Emilien's (the police officer) obsession to catch a gang disguised as Santa Claus with the help of Daniel (the nuts taxi driver) both trying to overcome their conjugal issues and the pregnancy of their wives. The story is very simple (as is the movie short), so everything rest on the characters (some of them very funny and some not so) and on the impressive stunts which are really very good and a lot more realistic than the computer generated car chases of Bad Boys II.

As I said before, it is really a pity this funny movies get no distribution here. Of course Hollywood can make things like this. Technically better probably but without the natural grace and believability of this very sympathetic group of actors.



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