A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »
Clara is happily married to a promising lawyer and lives in Paris. After the sudden death of her mother, Clara has to assume responsibility for her younger sister Lily, whose extreme sensitivity makes her vulnerable.
Who has never been ashamed of Mom's new hairdo, Dad's bad jokes, that velvet couch in the living room, a childhood friend who obviously doesn't get it? Lila and Ely live just the other side... See full summary »
Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their carefree life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero ... See full summary »
In 1907, following a violent crime wave, French President Georges Clémenceau decides to create the first motorized police brigade, soon nicknamed the Tiger's brigades. One of the first missions assigned to chief inspector Paul Valentin and his daring men, inspectors Terrasson,Pujol and trainee inspector Achille Bianchi, is to neutralize Jules Bonnot and his ruthless gang of anarchists ...Written by
The character names "Le Préfet" is modeled after the real-life Prefect of Police Louis Lépine. See more »
The Russian prince is called Volkonsky by some characters (and the credits), Bolkonsky by others. (The Bolkonskys were a genuine Russian noble family, while Volkonsky is a character in Tolstoy's War and Peace.) See more »
The teacher surpasses the student.... with flying colors
Inspired by a successful French series of the 70s, this film deals with the first mobile brigade, a police force set up in 1907, at the 'Belle Époque', by the Minister of the Interior Georges Clemenceau, nicknamed 'the tiger'. The sets and costumes are excellent, the cast is rather successful except for the main character, the police superintendent Paul Valentin played by Clovis Cornillac in the film instead of the late Jean-Claude Bouillon in the series. Clovis Cornillac is certainly brilliant in Les chatouilles (Andrea Bescond, 2018) or Un long dimanche de fiançailles (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004), but he completely alters the atmosphere of the series, with a charisma without subtlety, always acting like a bull in a china shop. The choice of this actor for this film is, in my humble opinion, detrimental. Otherwise, the film is globally pleasant.
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