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36th Precinct (2004)

36 Quai des Orfèvres (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 November 2004 (France)
2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.

Director:

Olivier Marchal

Writers:

Olivier Marchal (original scenario), Franck Mancuso (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Léo Vrinks
Gérard Depardieu ... Denis Klein
André Dussollier ... Robert Mancini
Roschdy Zem ... Hugo Silien
Valeria Golino ... Camille Vrinks (as Valéria Golino)
Daniel Duval ... Eddy Valence
Francis Renaud ... Titi Brasseur
Catherine Marchal Catherine Marchal ... Ève Verhagen
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Groluc
Alain Figlarz Alain Figlarz ... Francis Horn
Vincent Moscato ... Jenner
Anne Consigny ... Hélène Klein
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Smao
Solène Biasch Solène Biasch ... Lola Vrinks (11 ans)
Aurore Auteuil Aurore Auteuil ... Lola Vrinks (17 ans)
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Storyline

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. The competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality, until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals they chase. Vrinks, meeting with a source, becomes involved with a murder. Klein seizes the opportunity to up the ante and arranges for the arrest of Vrinks, but when he goes further and viciously involves Vrinks' wife, Camille, revenge is inevitable. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

36th Precinct See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€13,580,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,486,107 (France), 26 November 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,291,248
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Freely inspired by actual events which occurred in Paris, in January 1886. Two different police flying squads waited for a gang of robbers - the disguised gang - just after they pulled a bank heist. But everything got awry because of one of the two squads mistake. Policemen opened fire and a cop but also a gangster were killed. Gérard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil's characters are very close to the actual cops of this authentic story. See more »

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Remade as 36 See more »

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Don't Bring Me Down
(Sia (as Sia Furler) / Blair Mackichan)
© 2003 EMI Music Publishing Ltd / S&A Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd c/o BMG Music Publishing France
© 2003 Systematic Limited / Go Beat
With the kind authorization of EMI Publishing France, BMG Music Vision, Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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The police war? No, the ego war!
26 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

As usual, Olivier Marchal offers us an excellent thriller with a Homeric duel between Léo Vrinks and Denis Klein, two Parisian cops coveting the same promotion, i.e. the office of their common boss. They know and despise each other, making the competition fiercer. This movie rhymes globally with excellency, thanks to a dark atmosphere, an excellent knowledge of the French national police, Olivier Marchal being a former inspector, and an ineluctable fatalism, ... and despite the caricatural character of Denis Klein who is a a well-known alcohol abuser cruelly lacking of dignity and integrity, conferring a poor image of the national police. De facto, the film's realism is diminished, at least I hope so. In this respect, the final scene between Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu is disappointing and disturbing, Denis Klein's soliloquy being surrealistic with a mix of madness and megalomania.

The whole cast, the script and the dialogues are globally excellent. Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu are awesome.


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