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36th Precinct (2004)
"36 Quai des Orfèvres" (original title)

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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, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mancini
Hugo Silien
Camille Vrinks (as Valéria Golino)
Daniel Duval ...
Eddy Valence
Francis Renaud ...
Titi Brasseur
Catherine Marchal ...
Ève Verhagen
Guy Lecluyse ...
Alain Figlarz ...
Francis Horn
Vincent Moscato ...
Hélène Klein
Stéphane Metzger ...
Solène Biasch ...
Lola Vrinks (11 ans)
Aurore Auteuil ...
Lola Vrinks (17 ans)


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

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Release Date:

24 November 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

36 Quai des Orfèvres  »

Box Office


€13,580,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,486,107 (France) (26 November 2004)


$10,258 (Chile) (7 April 2006)

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Depardieu and Auteuil Excell in Gritty Police Drama
19 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

36 Quai Des Orfevres is a gutsy police drama, filmed with flair, the dark side of both police and criminals realistically portrayed. For me the best aspect of the picture is bringing together again those two giants of the French screen, Depardieu and Auteuil, remembered for their roles in the wonderful Jean De Florette, which was a period piece, now they are in a rather frightening present day Paris. The fairly complex plot involves the rivalry between two leading policemen, both vying to gain promotion by bringing to justice a feared gang of psychopaths. In keeping with the dark feeling of the story Paris has never looked so gritty and bleak as seen here. Once again the French demonstrate their skill in the crime genre picture of which this is a fine example, thanks to these two brilliant actors, with the fine supporting cast, and earthy rugged direction. Based on real events, with muddy politics of the French Police Force, lies, betrayals, and violent shootouts, it will keep you guessing until it reaches its unexpected climax.

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