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Gangsters (2002)

Franck Chaievski and Nina Delgado are two undercover detectives of a French special force trying to identify two corrupts members of the Paris Police Force. Franck is pretending to be a ... See full summary »

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Olivier Marchal

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Olivier Marchal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Anconina ... Franck Chaievski
Anne Parillaud ... Nina Delgado
François Levantal François Levantal ... Eddy Dahan
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Marc Jansen
Francis Renaud ... Rocky
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Babar
Pierre Laplace Pierre Laplace ... Pitoune
Jean-Jacques Le Vessier Jean-Jacques Le Vessier ... Deutch
Jean-Louis Tribes Jean-Louis Tribes ... Petit Claude
François-Régis Marchasson François-Régis Marchasson ... Pierre Bastiani
Catherine Marchal Catherine Marchal ... Laurence Weber
Alexandra Vandernoot ... Karine Bremen
Michel Scourneau Michel Scourneau ... Cointrel
Richard Dieux Richard Dieux ... Baldi
Shirley Bousquet Shirley Bousquet ... Judith
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Storyline

Franck Chaievski and Nina Delgado are two undercover detectives of a French special force trying to identify two corrupts members of the Paris Police Force. Franck is pretending to be a gangster and Nina a prostitute living with him, and involved in a robbery of a fortune in diamonds, having seven deaths and some injured persons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gengszterek See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$699,906 (France), 22 February 2002
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Revealing human weaknesses
21 March 2004 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Richard Anconina and Anne `Nikita' Parillaud are starring in this picture by former police officer and actor Olivier Marchal who scripted and directed it. `Gangsters' tells the story of an undercover agent who tries and finds out who are the 2 corrupt inspectors involved in a robbery. On one hand, there are very realistic moments where you can see that the director used to work for the police himself – when the disillusioned policemen talk about their low wages, smoke too many cigarettes, treat suspects unfair, there are shades of grey everywhere, just like in real life. On the other hand, the film has a few moments of pure cliché, for example when the investigators secretly meet in a nightclub – just for the sake of the sleazy red light and the topless dancers in the background. We have seen this too many times before.

Nonetheless, this is a thrilling action story, because it's very condensed (a crime happens, the suspects are interrogated, final conflict). Not too simple and straight, though, because there are many sudden flashbacks in between. The movie is mercilessly revealing human weaknesses, and employing magnificent actors. Voted 8/10.


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