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The Code (2002)

La mentale (original title)
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Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, ... See full summary »

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Manuel Boursinhac

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Bibi Naceri (original idea), Bibi Naceri (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Le Bihan ... Dris
Samy Naceri ... Yanis
Clotilde Courau ... Nina
Marie Guillard ... Lise
Michel Duchaussoy ... Fèche
Philippe Nahon ... Simon
Francis Renaud ... Niglo
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Foued
Bibi Naceri Bibi Naceri ... Rouquin
David Saracino David Saracino ... Mel
Adrien Saint-Joré Adrien Saint-Joré ... José
Frédéric Pellegeay Frédéric Pellegeay ... Grib
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ... Henry
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... Prosper
Thierry Perkins-Lyautey Thierry Perkins-Lyautey ... Marco
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Storyline

Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his best friend Yanis, are mobsters and his brother is a small time delinquent. Yanis tries to bring Dris back to his gang, and uses his former lover Nina to seduce him, taking him to expensive places to feel the importance of big money. Dris fights against the temptation, but an event will route him back to Yanis' gang and in a fight between gangs with tragic consequences for the whole community. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,704, 16 February 2004

Gross USA:

$13,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,598,493
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A mess it is, but not
12 February 2004 | by keenastSee all my reviews

because shot a 'beautiful' gangster movie. There is nothing beautiful in this movie: lighting is flat and the composition of the frames are uninteresting at best. It's a mess because the story is totally inconclusive. After watching it on the big screen all that's memorable is a monster shoot out at the end. Sound design is unbearable with all its bigger than life gunshots and door slams. The production tried to make a Hollywood style epic but failed miserably.


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