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Paris Lockdown (2007)

Truands (original title)
A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.

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Cast

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Franck (as Benoit Magimel)
Philippe Caubère ...
Corti
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Béatrice (as Beatrice Dalle)
Olivier Marchal ...
Jean-Guy
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Hicham
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Larbi
Ludovic Schoendoerffer ...
Ricky
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Laure
Alain Figlarz ...
Mourad
Cyril Lecomte ...
Simon
André Peron ...
Ramun (as Andre Peron)
Ichem Saïbi ...
Johnny
Christophe Maratier ...
Marco
Nicky Marbot ...
Jacky
Olivier Barthelemy ...
Le chauffeur
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A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.

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Power alone cannot buy trust See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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17 January 2007 (France)  »

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Crime Insiders  »

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Goofs

After 21 minutes, before the shooting, they open the trunk of an Audi A8, to show some narc, by opening it in the middle. On an Audi A8 you have to push the key button in the passenger side light, before the trunks can open. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) See more »

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A Lean and Hungry Look
Written by Hugo Coulais and Marianne Faithfull
Performed by Marianne Faithfull and Ulysse
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Nihilistic tough as nails...
3 March 2015 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

To start of with, this film no fun ride, nothing glossy or Hollywood like happy endings bull.. It's hard as nails, nihilistic and pretty gutwrenching. It also comes over as very realistic.

The director also had a big hand in the (later) great French cop-series "Braquo" which is also excellent and very tough, and this has the same style.

Sure, it may lack story, I would say it's almost like watching a documentary: a day in the life of... But the happenings that unfold are told with so much vigour and relentlessness (is that a word?) that they kept me glued to the screen the whole 107 min.

Always on the lookout for anything this raw and another reviewer compared it with another French jewel "Dobermann" which as you will understand I absolutely adore as well. But the two are not at all comparable. They are in fact worlds apart with "Dobermann" being a comic-book like eurotrash/punk action adventure and this a slick slice of painful underworld realism.

Absolutely stunning 9/10


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