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The Code (2002)
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Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, ... See full summary »

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Dris
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Yanis
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Nina
Marie Guillard ...
Lise
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Fèche
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Simon
Francis Renaud ...
Niglo
Lucien Jean-Baptiste ...
Foued
Bibi Naceri ...
Rouquin
David Saracino ...
Mel
Adrien Saint-Joré ...
José
Frédéric Pellegeay ...
Grib
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ...
Henry
Stéphane Ferrara ...
Prosper
Thierry Perkins-Lyautey ...
Marco
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Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his best friend Yanis, are mobsters and his brother is a small time delinquent. Yanis tries to bring Dris back to his gang, and uses his former lover Nina to seduce him, taking him to expensive places to feel the importance of big money. Dris fights against the temptation, but an event will route him back to Yanis' gang and in a fight between gangs with tragic consequences for the whole community. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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$8,704 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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$12,842 (USA) (19 March 2004)
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Another Great French Crime Movie
6 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dris (Samuel Le Bihan) is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise (Marie Guillard) and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his best friend Yanis (Samy Naceri), are mobsters and his brother is a small time delinquent. Yanis tries to bring Dris back to his gang, and uses his former lover Nina (Clotilde Courau) to seduce him, taking him to expensive places to feel the importance of big money. Dris fights against the temptation, but an event will route him back to Yanis' gang and in a fight between gangs with tragic consequences for the whole community. "La Mentale" is another great French crime movie. The story is excellent, the performance of the whole cast is great and the music score is wonderful. The excellent French cinema is showing excellent thrillers, crime and horror movies. I do not understand the purpose or reason of some unfair reviews I glanced in IMDb. Probably these viewers intended to watch a Walt Disney cartoon, or maybe a French romance (they usually are excellent) and saw "La Mentale" by accident, because it is indeed an excellent mob movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Último Favor" ("The Last Favor")


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