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The Prey (2011)

La proie (original title)
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »


Eric Valette


Laurent Turner (scenario), Luc Bossi (scenario) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Dupontel ... Franck Adrien
Alice Taglioni ... Claire Linné
Stéphane Debac ... Jean-Louis Maurel
Sergi López ... Manuel Carrega
Natacha Régnier ... Christine Maurel
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ... Lafay
Zinedine Soualem ... Lucciani
Caterina Murino ... Anna Adrien
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Alex
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Robert Pascaud
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Brice, le maton
Claire Bouanich Claire Bouanich ... Mélissa
Olivier Schneider ... Novick
Yves Girard Yves Girard ... Manzon
Patrick Steltzer Patrick Steltzer ... Costa


Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for the money. His cell-mate is Jean-Louis Maurel, an alleged rapist/child molester who claims his innocence. When the court finds Maurel not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck's family when he gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck that Maurel is a suspected serial killer and that Franck's family is in danger. Franck escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team take up the chase. Written by curtherzstark

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Slick action thriller...
27 March 2012 | by CurtHerzstarkSee all my reviews

Director Eric Valette isn't exactly breaking new grounds but this is well made entertaining action thriller. For those of you who enjoyed Henri-Georges Clouzots & Jean-Pierre Melvilles films, or Luc Besson and of course Olivier Marchals films this should be perfect for you.

When it comes to casting this film doesn't disappoint...for example we have Albert Dupontel plays antihero Franck Adrien very convincingly, and he looks very tough while beating prisoners, shooting police officers, stealing cars etc while trying to save his family.

Alice Taglioni as the sleuth who wont give up her chase after Franck Adrien is new face to me. I don't remember seeing her in any other before but she did a good job here.

Stéphane Debac is very good and gives chilling performance as Jean-Louis Maurel, a person who might be more dangerous then Franck Adrien.

Sergi López I always liked since seeing Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (2000)here only has small supporting part but is very good.

Biggest flaw here is some plot twists, screen writing could've been better and also, more depth in characters and story etc. It seems that Eric Valette has moved away from well written dark horrors like Maléfique (2002)and only focuses on the action.

But strangely I found this to be more compelling then US produced action thrillers like The Bourne Identity (2002. Just wish Eric Valette could go back to this roots like Maléfique (2002)or at least get a much deeper script. But seems with this film and with Une affaire d'état (2009)that he is moving in another direction.

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Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prey See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »


Box Office


EUR9,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,889, 9 June 2013

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DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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