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Director:
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Bibi Naceri (original idea)
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Release Date:
23 October 2002 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Samuel Le Bihan ... Dris

Samy Naceri ... Yanis

Clotilde Courau ... Nina
Marie Guillard ... Lise
Michel Duchaussoy ... Fèche

Philippe Nahon ... 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

Edith Scob ... Mireille, la mère de Yanis
Elisabeth Macocco ... Françoise
Mohamed Ahaouari ... Djilali

Elisabeth Margoni ... Evelyne (as Elizabeth Margoni)
Mohamed Damraoui ... Omar
Richard Baque ... Francis
Rachid Chanana ... Malik

Samir Guesmi ... Daniel
Marc Samuel ... Fakhi
Chloé Mons ... Fanfan
Linda Sanchez ... Juanita
Nabil Debouze ... Hamou
Paco Boublard ... Franck
Marc Dubreuil ... Client 1
Ridha Oubrik ... Client 2
Chantal Garrigues ... La mère de Lise
Frédéric Maranber ... Sylvain

Françoise Michaud ... La gardienne
Sally Mekki ... Femme Fakhi
Jean-Marie Paris ... Un vigile
Cédric Delsaux ... Le DJ
Rémy Roubakha ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Smaïl Mekki ... Le Syrien
Alexander Koumpan ... Le Roumain
Christine Chansou ... Zora
Wanda Naceri ... Wanda
Sacha Naceri ... Samy
Alain de Moyencourt ... Patron chez Momo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hassan Koubba ... Himam

François Berléand ... L'homme en contrat avec Yanis (uncredited)

Directed by
Manuel Boursinhac 
 
Writing credits
Bibi Naceri (original idea)

Bibi Naceri (scenario and dialogue) &
Manuel Boursinhac (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Alain Goldman .... producer
Catherine Morisse .... associate producer
Sook Yhun .... producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Thierry Robin  (as Thierry 'Titi' Robin)
 
Cinematography by
Kevin Jewison 
 
Film Editing by
Hélène de Luze 
 
Casting by
Swan Pham 
 
Production Design by
Nikos Meletopoulos 
 
Costume Design by
Marlène Aouat 
Claire Gerard-Hirne 
 
Makeup Department
Maya Benamer .... makeup artist
Axel Guemraoui .... hair stylist
Charly Koubesserian .... key makeup artist
Didier Lavergne .... key makeup artist
Daniel Mourgues .... key hair stylist
Marion Spick .... trainee makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sylvain Bouladoux .... unit manager
Sonia Duclos .... assistant production manager
François Hamel .... production manager
Julien Madec .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandre Billon .... second unit director
Valérie Eoucher .... trainee assistant director
Bibi Naceri .... third assistant director
Pierre Sénélas .... first assistant director
Laurent Wémama .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacques Aucomte .... set dresser
Gilles Baillot .... carpenter
Bernard Boivin .... construction manager
Xavier Buffin .... painter
Marie Chapuis .... painter
Loïc Chavanon .... property master
Dominique Coutelle .... key sculptor
Hervé Daouphars .... carpenter
Eric Frion .... carpenter
Patrick Galesne .... painter
Noël Guillot .... head painter (as Henri-Noël Guillot)
Jean-Pierre Lemoine .... first assistant decorator
Photis Meletopoulos .... second assistant decorator
Frédérique Menichetti .... tapestry
Igor Mollet .... carpenter
Manuel Mougin .... property master
Tanit Nallet .... sculptor
David Rullon .... storyboard artist
Laurent Stianti .... painter
Annie Touquet .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... post-synchronization engineer
François Audoin .... sound recordist
Annabel Callard .... assistant post-synchronization
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Fabrice Conesa .... sound mixer (as Fabrice Conesa-Alcolea)
Vincent Cosson .... sound recordist
Xavier Drouault .... assistant foley artist
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator
François Fayard .... dialogue editor
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Benoit Gargonne .... sound assistant
Jean Gargonne .... sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Thanos Kazakos .... sound re-recording mixer: English dub
Stéphan Lucas .... sound recordist
Guillaume Sciama .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Claude Dauphinot .... special effects
Georges Demétrau .... special effects
Jacky Dufour .... special effects
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects
Guy Monbillard .... special effects
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Odile Beraud .... scanning & film recording coordination
Arnaud Chelet .... digital artist
Thierry Flament .... digital artist
Joyce Menger .... visual effects producer
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects director (as Frédéric Moreau)
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects producer
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects coordinator (as Sarah Flament)
Philippe Reinaudo .... scanning & film recording coordination
Geraldine Roquier .... digital artist
Melodie Stevens .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunt coordinator
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Jean-Marc Bellu .... stunts
Affif Ben Badra .... stunts (as Afif Ben Badra)
Alain Bour .... stunt driver
Jean Brucy .... stunt driver
Eric Buc .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Philippe Dailler .... stunt driver
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunt driver
Mohammed Enahal .... stunts
David Genty .... stunts
Albert Goldberg .... stunts
Christian Hening .... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
Bruno Letrouit .... stunt driver
Philippe Morel .... stunts
Frédéric Mouquet .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts
Patrick Ronchin .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Seveau .... stunt driver
Romain Iannetta .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Bonnier .... camera operator
Richard Brodet .... gaffer
Patrick Camboulive .... still photographer
Eric Dupressoir .... electrician
Thierry Engler .... electrician
Raphael Jourdan .... key grip
Eric Le Roux .... Steadicam operator
Nicolas Maigret .... electrician
Olivier Monton .... grip
Anne Nicolet .... first assistant camera
Samuel Renollet .... trainee camera operator
Gilles Sollier .... grip
Valerio Villalba .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Marie-France Michel .... extras casting
Fany Touya-Calmon .... assistant extras casting (as Fanny Touya)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loïc Barnier .... wardrobe
Claire Gerard-Hirne .... costumer
Janina Ryba .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Vanessa Basté .... contributing editor
Jeff Pavlik .... assistant editor (re-cut)
Stéphanie Pedelacq .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Elena Chouchkova .... music manager
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer
Didier Lizé .... music engineer
 
Other crew
Stéphane Bourdon .... armorer
Francine Cathelain .... script supervisor
Michel Flaesch .... animal wrangler
François Hardy .... animal wrangler
Mathieu Hiltzer .... assistant location manager
Jean-Marc Homand .... administrator
Armand Ivas .... armorer
Marc Leroyer .... armorer
Florence Loubeau .... production secretary
Arnaud Peltier .... armorer
Gaëlle-Anne Salin .... assistant production administrator (as Gaëlle-Anne Salin-Montagne)
Clémentine Schaeffer .... trainee script supervisor
Alexandra Schamis .... press attache
Emmanuel Vidhamali .... armorer
Albin Voulfow .... assistant location manager
 

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Also Known As:
"La mentale" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Runtime:
116 min | Germany:102 min (DVD version) | Argentina:106 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R
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8 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A mess it is, but not, 12 February 2004
Author: keenast from Los Angeles

because shot a 'beautiful' gangster movie. There is nothing beautiful in this movie: lighting is flat and the composition of the frames are uninteresting at best. It's a mess because the story is totally inconclusive. After watching it on the big screen all that's memorable is a monster shoot out at the end. Sound design is unbearable with all its bigger than life gunshots and door slams. The production tried to make a Hollywood style epic but failed miserably.

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