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The Tiger Brigades (2006)

Les brigades du Tigre (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 12 April 2006 (France)
The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.

Director:

Jérôme Cornuau

Writers:

Claude Desailly (tv series "Les Brigades du Tigre"), Xavier Dorison | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clovis Cornillac ... Le commissaire Paul Valentin -le chef des brigades mobiles
Diane Kruger ... La princesse Constance Radetsky - la femme anarchiste d'un prince russe
Edouard Baer ... L'inspecteur Pujol - un adjoint de Valentin
Olivier Gourmet ... L'inspecteur Marcel Terrasson -dit Le Colosse, un adjoint de Valentin
Stefano Accorsi ... L'inspecteur stagiaire Achille Bianchi - de la brigade mobile
Jacques Gamblin ... Jules Bonnot - le chef des anarchistes
Thierry Frémont Thierry Frémont ... Piotr - un anarchiste
Léa Drucker ... Léa - une prostituée au grand coeur
Aleksandr Medvedev Aleksandr Medvedev ... Le prince Volkonsky - un plénipotentiaire du Tsar, le mari de Constance (as Alexandre Medvedev)
Gérard Jugnot ... Le commissaire principal Faivre
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Le préfet de police
Philippe Duquesne Philippe Duquesne ... Casimir Cagne - un banquier
Richaud Valls Richaud Valls ... Pelletier
Pierre Berriau Pierre Berriau ... Raymond Caillememin
Marc Robert Marc Robert ... Octave Garnier
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Storyline

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 Guy Bellinger

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Paris. 1912. If you thought it was "La Belle Epoque"....Think again.


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian | English

Release Date:

12 April 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Brigades See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR24,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,055,828
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character names "Le Préfet" is modeled after the real-life Prefect of Police Louis Lépine. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Remake of The Tiger Brigades (1974) See more »

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La complainte des apaches
Composed by Claude Bolling (1974)
Adapted by Olivier Florio (2005)
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The teacher surpasses the student.... with flying colors
28 April 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

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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