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36th Precinct (2004)

36 Quai des Orfèvres (original title)
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

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Robert Mancini
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Hugo Silien
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Camille Vrinks (as Valéria Golino)
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Eddy Valence
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Titi Brasseur
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Francis Horn
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Jenner
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Hélène Klein
Stéphane Metzger ...
Smao
Solène Biasch ...
Lola Vrinks (11 ans)
Aurore Auteuil ...
Lola Vrinks (17 ans)
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In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. The competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality, until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals they chase. Vrinks, meeting with a source, becomes involved with a murder. Klein seizes the opportunity to up the ante and arranges for the arrest of Vrinks, but when he goes further and viciously involves Vrinks' wife, Camille, revenge is inevitable. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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24 November 2004 (France)  »

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36 Quai des Orfèvres  »

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€13,580,000 (estimated)

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$3,486,107 (France) (26 November 2004)
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Visa d'exploitation en France: #104874. See more »

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Don't Bring Me Down
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© 2003 EMI Music Publishing Ltd / S&A Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd c/o BMG Music Publishing France
© 2003 Systematic Limited / Go Beat
With the kind authorization of EMI Publishing France, BMG Music Vision, Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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Starts promisingly: doesn't deliver.
17 July 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like 36. It opens slick and energetic and it retains those two qualities throughout. The problem is that it picks up no other qualities along the way.

The promising looking cast are a let down. The plot veers all over the place. By the end of the film I found it impossible to care why anyone was chasing around doing whatever it was they were doing.

36 isn't awful. It is a pacey and at times very entertaining thriller, but it falls far short of its lofty target.

If you want a cop versus cop thriller watch Heat. If you want a French thriller watch The Beat That My Heart Skipped. If 36 happens to be on the telly one evening, well, you could do worse.


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