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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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Very realistic
17 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie being a French police officer.

Usually I don't like movies about French police for they are mostly very unrealistic.

There however we have a story about what could be a regular case in one of the most important Crime Units in the city of Paris. With regular police work done by regular police detectives.

The actors are playing in a such realistic manner that they just could be real cops caught in their everyday work.

The movie is sad, very sad and hard. I don't think you would apply to become a police officer after seeing it ...


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