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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
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Jean-Marie Winling ...
Robert Pascaud
Yves Verhoeven ...
Brice, le maton
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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$6,310 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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La Proie: Opening Titles (Sex Under Surveillance)
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Superb thriller
20 April 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is a first rate, hugely entertaining action-packed thriller directed by Eric Valette, following his already very good State Affairs. This time he handles a much bigger budget, but maintains tons of personality together with the testosterone. French star Albert Dupontel is amazingly intense as a tough bank robber pitted against an unpredictable killer and trying to save his family while he is chased by the police. Alice Taglioni is also very good as a Jodie Foster-flavored investigator, newcomer Stephane Debac nuanced and frightening as an average Joe who happens to be a psychopath. There's a wonderful appearance by Sergi Lopez as a retired cop who believes he can feel a criminal when he crosses his path. Surprisingly good script, great cinematography, music and editing and the chase scenes are really exciting. The last reel by night in the hills of Provence is especially beautiful. One of the few European thrillers to rival (often blander) Hollywood fare, catch this one before they remake it.


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