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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directed by a former policeman. See more »

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Remade as 36 See more »

Soundtracks

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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Great Thriller
5 June 2006 | by Luigi Di PillaSee all my reviews

I discovered this one in a cinema magazine where 36 Quai Des Orfèvres was presented as a hot thriller coming out on DVD. I read first the reviews on this site and the rating and then I didn't hesitate to order it. Wow, I am happy I bought it because I spent a wonderful entertaining Saturday evening watching a big thriller with my wife. I will add it no doubt to my best of DVD collection. My congratulations to all the stuff for this super job with lot of plots, intrigues and twists. The main characters were well developed and played by the great actors Daniel Auteil and as usual Gérard Depardieu. I am surprised what the french film scene presented recently to the audience with good thrillers as for example CRIMSON RIVERS I and II, L'EMPIRE DES LOUPS and the funny ones L'ENQUETE CORSE and TAIS-TOI. Standing ovations and I have my great respect for all. These movies are much more better than the last thrillers I saw from Hollywood. The running time was not long in respect of the similar US-thriller HEAT that was too long and not so hot as 36 Quai Des Orfèvres. For all theses reasons I give with my wife a solid 7/10 that matches nearly the actual vote of 7.2 on IMDb. Don't miss it, you won't regret.


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