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The Prey (2011)

La proie (original title)
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

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Franck Adrien
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Claire Linné
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Jean-Louis Maurel
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Manuel Carrega
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Christine Maurel
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Lafay
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Lucciani
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Anna Adrien
Lucien Jean-Baptiste ...
Alex
Jean-Marie Winling ...
Robert Pascaud
Yves Verhoeven ...
Brice, le maton
Claire Bouanich ...
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Novick
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Manzon
Patrick Steltzer ...
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for the money. His cell-mate is Jean-Louis Maurel, an alleged rapist/child molester who claims his innocence. When the court finds Maurel not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck's family when he gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck that Maurel is a suspected serial killer and that Franck's family is in danger. Franck escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team take up the chase. Written by curtherzstark

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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7 June 2013 (USA)  »

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€9,700,000 (estimated)

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$6,310 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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$6,310 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Connections

Remade as The Prey See more »

Soundtracks

La Proie: Opening Titles (Sex Under Surveillance)
Bande originale du film by Noko
© 2011 Editions Milan Music / AIM
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Good prison part---escape from police hard to suspend disbelief at times
10 August 2014 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

This is a well made well written (the key!) French crime thriller that keeps you entertained.

I enjoyed the French prison part (are they really like this?) with what looked like private bathrooms pillows and desks pens and books etc... The inmates are entertained by cello and harpsichord chamber music (that was funny).

Anyway there are surprises which I love. I even liked the chases up to a point the escape from massive police operations seemed too impossible crack a whip over the writers a little harder there. Also by the time of denouement at the villa I was tiring of the movie...maybe because the first part was so good. And the ending with the letter wasn't needed just adds gimmick to this good movie.

I watched the movie Blood and Wine with Jack Nicholson and Michael Cain last night and the comparison couldn't be starker...this movie was 100 times more entertaining and better shot and directed.

I speak French but makes no difference use the subtitles anyway so I don't miss anything.

RECOMMEND!


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