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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

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
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

12000-patsu kurae [Japan]

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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A Relentless White Knuckle Ride
22 February 2003 | by blamireSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully mounted action thriller that creates suspense with a deliberate setup and then wonderfully delivers on those expectations. When it gets going it's truly relentless. This is far better than any American action film of recent years and there's a lesson to be learned here. Especially with creating interesting multi-layered characters we care about coupled with the unpredictability that anyone can get killed at any time. When the audience cares about the characters the main battle of any action flick is won--we have a vested interest. At that point there's no other place to be but on the edge of your seat. If this is not picked up for US distribution it'll be a crime, and our loss.


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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,941,471
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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