7.2/10
14,577
72 user 56 critic

36th Precinct (2004)

36 Quai des Orfèvres (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 November 2004 (France)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original scenario), (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Olivia Bonamy, Catherine Marchal
Les Lyonnais (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval
Gangsters (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Franck Chaievski and Nina Delgado are two undercover detectives of a French special force trying to identify two corrupts members of the Paris Police Force. Franck is pretending to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Richard Anconina, Anne Parillaud, François Levantal
Diamant 13 (2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.

Director: Gilles Béhat
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Marchal, Asia Argento
Borderline (TV Movie 2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A senior commissioner, head of the Crime Suppression Brigade, is arrested and detained by the police for four days after 25 years of impeccable professional careers. He is then put under ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Bruno Wolkowitch, Catherine Marchal, Patrick Catalifo
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu
Le convoyeur (2004)
Drama | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

36 Quai des Orfèvres  »

Box Office

Budget:

€13,580,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Directed by a former policeman. See more »

Connections

Remade as 36 See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Bring Me Down
(Sia (as Sia Furler) / Blair Mackichan)
© 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


25 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?