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L'union sacrée (1989)

Simon, a Jewish police inspector, arrests Karim, a Muslim, in the bust of a drug smuggling cargo ship, only to realize that Karim is an undercover agent from the military intelligence, ... See full summary »

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Alexandre Arcady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Berry ... Karim Hamida - un policier arabe infiltré dans un gang de trafiquants
Patrick Bruel ... Simon Atlan - un inspecteur de police juif impulsif et violent
Bruno Cremer ... Joulin
Claude Brasseur ... Le colonel Revers
Saïd Amadis Saïd Amadis ... Ali Radjani - un employé de l'ambassade, chef d'un réseau terroriste
Corinne Dacla Corinne Dacla ... Lisa Vernier - l'ex-femme de Simon dont Karim tombe amoureux
Marthe Villalonga ... Blanche Atlan - une restauratrice, la mère de Simon
Amidou ... Le Kabyle
Hammou Graïa Hammou Graïa ... Mouloud - le dealer
Lucien Layani Lucien Layani ... L'oncle Jacob
Michel Albertini Michel Albertini ... Azzedine
Tom Hygreck-Egry Tom Hygreck-Egry ... Jérémie
Thierry Beccaro Thierry Beccaro ... Santoni
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Colas
Pierre Vielhescaze Pierre Vielhescaze ... Ménard
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Simon, a Jewish police inspector, arrests Karim, a Muslim, in the bust of a drug smuggling cargo ship, only to realize that Karim is an undercover agent from the military intelligence, whose mission he was not aware of. The two men pursue the narc investigation, which will lead them to confront middle eastern terrorists together. Written by ElCabri

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 March 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brothers in Arms See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Funny seeing this after nearly 20 years...
4 December 2008 | by Dean WoutersSee all my reviews

The year was 1989, which has always been one of my fave years in pop culture, in movies AND music. Now, I saw this at the cinema at the time and considered the film a gritty, convincing, engaging and exiting bit of policier. Keep in mind I was 15 at the time. In this film, Richard Berry plays an *spoiler* undercover agent who has to team up with Jewish cop Patrick Bruel to infiltrate a network of radical Muslim terrorists. I was exited to see this programmed on TF1 last week and taped it, hoping to catch some of that teen sentiment again. Boy, was I ever wrong. From a chilling cop movie with a social conscience, this had aged into an unintentionally funny, heavy handed and clichéd piece of work with the worst soundtrack this side of Jess Franco's "Faceless". Nevertheless, I kept watching of course and realized that this was one of those badly aged movies that despite of it's complete awfulness keeps you glued to the screen. If you like your cop movies populated with clichéd characters, featuring bouts of exaggerated violence and a soundtrack that makes you want to punch your TV-screen, this one's totally for you.


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