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16 November 2005 (France) See more »
A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nathalie Baye ... Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu
Jalil Lespert ... Antoine Derouère

Roschdy Zem ... Solo
Antoine Chappey ... Louis Mallet

Jacques Perrin ... 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)

Xavier Beauvois ... Nicolas Morbé
Philippe Lecompt ... Armurier
Pierre Aussedat ... Commissaire
Rémy Roubakha ... Marchand
Riton Liebman ... Jean (Alcooliques Anonymes)

Jérôme Bertin ... Alain (Alcooliques Anonymes)
Christophe Jannin ... Richard
Alex Agnostopoulos ... Hervé
Jacques Dohet ... Inspecteur
Christophe Auphan ... Stups 1
Eric Cotelle ... Stups 2
Loïc Hermetz ... Stups 3
Fabien Le Bars ... Stups 4
Foued Mansour ... Stups 5
Foued Mjahed ... Stups 6
Pascal Pecout ... Stups 7
Isabelle Tillou ... Pharmacienne
Arthur Smykiewicz ... Andrzej Walesa
Cyril Coatleven ... Feuvret
Luc Minouflet ... Skelettor
Alain Serra ... Jean-Pierre 1
Ludovic Legros ... Jean-Pierre 2
Arthur Beauvois ... Enfant canal 1
Antoine Beauvois ... Enfant canal 2
Ferdinand Régent ... Enfant canal 3
Michaël Sabot ... Brigadier fluvial
Wieslaw Puzio ... Kaminsky
Pekka Vahde ... SDF banc
Mélanie Leray ... Femme de Solo
Nina Zem ... Fille de Solo
Chad Zem ... Fils de Solo
Louis Chappey ... Fils de Malley
Pierre-Olivier Mattei ... Médecin légiste
Rafael Gray ... Photographe
Augustin Werkoff ... Le "héros" du Port Autonome
Claire Langmann ... Interne de garde
Michel Terrioux ... Musicien club de jazz
Ahmet Gülbay ... Musicien club de jazz
Michel Zenino ... Musicien club de jazz
Jacques Rutkiewicz ... SDF polonais
Caroline Champetier ... Femme dans le train
Réginald Huguenin ... Viticulteur M. Richer
Allain Naron ... Gardien du premier foyer (as Alain Naron)
Oleg Kasian ... Anton Doudalev
Eric Cremades ... Gardien dernier foyer

Olivier Schneider ... Pavel Dimitrov
Jean-Charles Dumay ... Juge d'instruction
Jean-Paul Salomé ... Médecin
Bruno Villain ... Pilier de bar
Gérard Bousquet ... IGS 1
Guy Bertrand ... IGS 2
Elie Dasan ... Piotr Panfilev
Guiorgui Messaryguine ... L'interprète
Père Constantin ... Le pope
Stéphane Touitou ... Réceptionniste hôpital
Gérard Couchet ... Prêtre
Sébastien Lafargue ... Lieutenant Nice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dominique de Villepin ... Himself (voice)

Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Anton Doudalev (voice)
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Directed by
Xavier Beauvois 
Writing credits
Xavier Beauvois (scenario) &
Guillaume Bréaud (scenario) &
Jean-Eric Troubat (scenario)

Cédric Anger (collaboration)

Xavier Beauvois (adaptation and dialogue) &
Guillaume Bréaud (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Martine Cassinelli .... executive producer
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
Cinematography by
Caroline Champetier 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Stéphane Touitou 
Production Design by
Alain Tchilinguirian 
Costume Design by
Marielle Robaut 
Makeup Department
Françoise Andrejka .... key makeup artist
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
Annabelle Petit .... makeup artist
Barbara Schneider .... makeup artist
Production Management
Laurencina Lam .... post-production manager
Claire Langmann .... unit production manager
Patrick Legac .... assistant unit manager
Thibault Spiral .... assistant unit manager
Monica Taverna .... assistant production manager
Monica Taverna .... assistant unit manager
Isabelle Tillou .... production manager
Augustin Werkoff .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michaela Stella Bagnoli .... trainee assistant director
Hubert Barbin .... first assistant director
Cyril Duval .... second assistant director
Denis Kralj .... assistant director: location
Tessa Louise-Salomé .... assistant director
Art Department
Antoine Galinié .... property master
Chloé Leguay .... assistant property master
Claire Massard .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Emmanuel Augeard .... sound editor
Eric Bonnard .... sound mixer
Frank Ceven .... assistant foley artist
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... sound
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Jean-Max Morise .... post-synchronization
Julien Tellier .... sound trainee
Véronique Tiron .... boom operator (as Véronique Tison)
Special Effects by
Benoit Talenton .... special effects
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy-Auguste Boléat .... key grip
Thibaud Charles .... electrician
Andre Chemetoff .... second assistant camera
Emmanuel Demorgon .... gaffer
Nicolas Dollander .... Steadicam operator
Emile Dubuisson .... first assistant camera
Tiphaine Porsan .... grip
Aurélien Py .... assistant camera
Aurélien Py .... camera probationner
Aurélien Py .... trainee assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
Jerome Vonard .... generator operator
Casting Department
Christiane Barale .... extras casting
Estelle Chailloux .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Priscillia Van Sprengel .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bruno Chiavassa .... color timer
Albertine Lastera .... assistant editor
Marie-Julie Maille .... assistant editor
Gerard Savary .... color timer
Other crew
David Barbas .... technical advisor
Laurent Berthou .... administrator
Agnès Chabot .... press attache
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
David Krali .... location scout
Tessa Louise-Salomé .... location scout
Dominique Besnehard .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Young Lieutenant" - International (English title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Boom mic visible: Reflected in window as Vaudieu and Solo exit the church.See more »
Antoine Derouère:[Noticing a lizard in a terrarium in the office] Why keep lizards here?
Homicide detective:They help me to relax.
Antoine Derouère:I don't like to see animals locked up. Fish in a bowl suck!
Homicide detective:You're paid to lock Arabs and Blacks up. If you freak out over lizards, you won't get far.
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Less said, less action, but more depth, 11 February 2007
Author: anderzzz-1 from Sweden

A young tough guy, eager to be a real cop solving real crime, and to be really cool. A middle-aged woman, alone, with personal problems but well organized and effective. Put these two together in a big city ("the jungle") in some cheesy office rooms, and you may expect to see another cliché cop-movie. But you're wrong.

First of all, this film contains not much action at all. The murder that things evolve around is not the main attraction, it is more of a catalyst for the development of the humans on screen. Furthermore, there is no music to "guide" us emotionally, and no extreme display of emotions (or overacting) as is so common. Instead we follow the characters at distance, but emotions are there, but like in real life, poorly articulated and often ambiguous. And the less glamorous work of attending an autopsy, and reactions to it, is also shown; just the sound is disgusting, and that scene of the film has for me a really artistic feeling to it: it highlights the "fleshy-ness" of the body, that it is not just an abstract piece in life, but something bulky, ugly, imperfect and vulnerable, which is quite a contrast to how the young tough guy probably considers himself.

These aspects together means that the film is more real. That does not have to be an advantage for a film - good film rarely limit itself to a display of reality. But to follow the development of the characters, their life and work, from a distance, sometimes with some police action added, as you do in a very precise way in this film, is very rewarding. This is a good drama with action content.

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