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Nid de guêpes (2002)

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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Nasser
Benoît Magimel ... Santino
Nadia Farès ... Helene Laborie
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Louis
Sami Bouajila ... Selim
Anisia Uzeyman Anisia Uzeyman ... Nadia
Richard Sammel ... Winfried
Valerio Mastandrea ... Giovanni
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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

France

Language:

French | English | German | Italian

Release Date:

6 March 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninho de Vespas See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$733,241 (France), 8 March 2002
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Good and rip-roaring French action movie
12 July 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film is incredible , action starts and doesn't finish until ending title.

This is a first rate movie , plenty of action and very spectacular . It's likeness to an American action film. French movies are solely the European cinema to compete with American market regarding to spectacle cinema.

The flick centers about a bunch that tries to free a Serbian mobster -Angelo Infanti- . Nadia Fares commands the group assigned to protect him and they cross with a bunch of thieves led by Sami Nacery and Benoit Maginel . After a frenetic pursuit , the officers seek refuge , with their prisoner, in a warehouse located in the heart of an industrial park .

The showdown between three groups is breathtaking . The film is pretty violent and savage , everybody will fight until death to obtain their purposes.

In the movie there is action packed , thriller , rip-roaring , drama , gore , violence and it will appeal to whom are looking for strong emotions.

Direction by Florent Emilio Siri is excellent and Alexander Desplat music is riveting .

Rating : Above average , 7/10. Well worth watching .


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