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36th Precinct (2004)

36 Quai des Orfèvres (original title)
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, ... See full summary »

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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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:

36 Quai des Orfèvres See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€13,580,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,486,107 (France), 26 November 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France: #104874. 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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Depardieu and Auteuil Excell in Gritty Police Drama
19 November 2005 | by johnmbaleSee all my reviews

36 Quai Des Orfevres is a gutsy police drama, filmed with flair, the dark side of both police and criminals realistically portrayed. For me the best aspect of the picture is bringing together again those two giants of the French screen, Depardieu and Auteuil, remembered for their roles in the wonderful Jean De Florette, which was a period piece, now they are in a rather frightening present day Paris. The fairly complex plot involves the rivalry between two leading policemen, both vying to gain promotion by bringing to justice a feared gang of psychopaths. In keeping with the dark feeling of the story Paris has never looked so gritty and bleak as seen here. Once again the French demonstrate their skill in the crime genre picture of which this is a fine example, thanks to these two brilliant actors, with the fine supporting cast, and earthy rugged direction. Based on real events, with muddy politics of the French Police Force, lies, betrayals, and violent shootouts, it will keep you guessing until it reaches its unexpected climax.


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