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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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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:

The Code See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$936,190 (France), 25 October 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,704, 16 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,842, 21 March 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Madamina, il catalogo e' questo
from "Don Giovanni"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Josef Krips
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Mess
26 December 2003 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

The director wants to make a beautiful gangster movie. From the cinematography to the music, it is beautiful. However, a beautiful movie and murderous gangs do not match quite well. If the director was making movies like 'Snow falling on Cedars' or 'Shine' then it would have been excellent. However, this film is just a mess.


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