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Le petit lieutenant (2005)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  16 November 2005 (France)
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A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu
Jalil Lespert ...
Antoine Derouère
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Solo
Antoine Chappey ...
Louis Mallet
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Le juge Serge Clermont
Bruce Myers ...
L'Anglais
Patrick Chauvel ...
Le lieutenant Patrick Belval
Jean Lespert ...
M. Derouère, le père d'Antoine
Annick Le Goff ...
Mme Derouère, la mère d'Antoine
Bérangère Allaux ...
Julie Derouère, la femme d'Antoine
Mireille Franchino ...
Mireille, la logeuse
Yaniss Lespert ...
Alex Derouère, le frère d'Antoine (as Yanis Lespert)
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Nicolas Morbé
Philippe Lecompt ...
Armurier
Pierre Aussedat ...
Commissaire
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When a fresh young police academy graduate from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure world of the Parisian homicide squad, his schoolteacher wife is reluctant to go with him. He moves into a rooming house that caters to single cops as he embraces his fellow officers as an extended family. He becomes close to an Arab officer and his boss, a very professional but lonely, middle-aged female detective who is also a recovering alcoholic. Routine police procedure gives way to an intensive search among the city's homeless for an undocumented Russian immigrant who may be responsible for a series of violent crimes. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Reflected in window as Vaudieu and Solo exit the church. See more »

Quotes

Young man: [He approaches Commandant Vaudieu and Antoine, who are sharing a marijuana cigarette] Excuse me, can I have a drag?
[Antoine pauses and looks at Vandieu, who assents. He gives the joint to the stranger]
Young man: Thanks.
[He takes a long drag]
Young man: Watch out.
[Returning the joint]
Young man: This place is crawling with cops.
[He leaves]
Young man: Au revoir.
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Well done, though not really great
20 October 2005 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

A young lieutenant, fresh from school, starts in Paris in a homicide squad. He grew up in Le Havre, where his wife still teaches at school. He misses her and tries to get her to move to Paris too. His boss is a very good police inspector, who just returns to the police after having dropped for personal reasons. She had lost her only son and became an alcoholic. Now she is clean and takes over a new group. Soon they have to investigate the murder of a homeless person. The search for the killer brings big dangers for most of the group, but specially for the lieutenant and his boss.

The film shows some everyday routine of police work and how the officers enjoy themselves after their day is done. There are no big things going on, even the murder case is not very special. It is the personal situation of the two main characters that involves the interest of the audience. Well done, though not really great. 7 out of 10.


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