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The Nest (2002)

Nid de guêpes (original title)
Alliances change when an armored car with an Albanian mafia boss prisoner escapes a mafia army by driving inside a warehouse, which is being robbed by a French gang stealing laptops etc.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Nasser
Benoît Magimel ... Santino
Nadia Farès ... Helene Laborie
Pascal Greggory ... Louis
Sami Bouajila ... Selim
Anisia Uzeyman Anisia Uzeyman ... Nadia
Richard Sammel ... Winfried
Valerio Mastandrea ... Giovanni
Martial Odone Martial Odone ... Martial
Martin Amic Martin Amic ... Spitz
Alexandre Hamidi Alexandre Hamidi ... Tony
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Abedin Nexhep
Grigori Manoukov Grigori Manoukov ... Le Passager VAB
Paul Hervet Paul Hervet ... Vigile 1
Frédéric Kontogom Frédéric Kontogom ... Vigile 2
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Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial before a European court. During the transfer, killers hired by Nexhep set up an ambush to free their boss but Laborie and her men manage to escape. After a frantic chase, the officers seek refuge, with their prisoner, in a warehouse located in the heart of an industrial park. There they meet up with a gang that has come to steal computer material. Meanwhile, Nexhep's killers surround the warehouse? Written by Anonymous

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12000-patsu kurae [Japan]

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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France

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Release Date:

6 March 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninho de Vespas See more »

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Loosely inspired by John Carpenter's "Assault on Precint 13". See more »

Goofs

When Martial uses the remote to turn the Liebherr telescopic crane, you can see the jib attached to the right side of the boom. Seconds later, when he extends the boom, the jib is attached to the front of the boom. Aside from the necessary time and space, it is not possible for only one person to attach the jib. See more »

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The end credits on the French DVD has the character photos in color and the credits itself in white. However, the French Blu-ray has the character photos in Black & White and the credits itself in red. See more »

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References Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) See more »

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A surprisingly good action flick
13 October 2004 | by bienetreSee all my reviews

Just finished watching Nid de Guepes, or the Nest, as it is translated. The beginning I found to be somewhat slow - there is very little dialogue until the sh@t starts to fly in the building. However, I found myself drawn to whether or not and more importantly who would make it out alive.

Overall, for an action movie, it was good - no hero machismo, no action stars . The one and only rescue attempt made (in the truck) is put to rest within a matter of seconds in a hail of bullets; something you don't see quite often in a typical Hollywood blockbuster.

There are no heroes, no guns for glory. It simply tells the story of a group of people, thrown into the same "merde", fighting to survive. Whatever remains of the bravado is quickly put to an end as you see how high the odds were stacked against them - the continuous legion of gunmen assaulting the factory in droves.

Not to mention Fares, switching from French, to Italian to English without missing a beat. Rrrroow.

A good flick


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