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L'appât (2010)

An awkward and naive Québec police must team up with a French secret service agent, presented to him as his assistant. He ignores it serves bait bandits caliber.


Yves Simoneau




Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy A. Lepage ... Prudent Poirier
Rachid Badouri ... Mohammed Choukroune / Ventura
Serge Dupire ... Moulin
Maxim Roy ... Pinard
Frédéric Pierre ... Ti-Bobo
Ayisha Issa ... Van Cleef
Romano Orzari ... Mario
Marie-Josée Beaudreau Marie-Josée Beaudreau ... Patronne Automatix
Angelo Cadet ... Ti-Tide
Abdelaziz Saadallah Abdelaziz Saadallah ... Aziz
Khadija Assas Khadija Assas ... Khadija
Manuel Tadros ... Maître de cérémonie
Michel Perron ... Guido Carboni
Sylvie Lemay Sylvie Lemay ... Veuve de Carboni
Gregory Hlady ... Poutine


Mohammed Choukroune aka Ventura, member of the French special services, and Prudent Poirier, unbalanced Lieutenant Metropolitan Police are forced to team up to find out who killed the godfather of organized Guido Carboni crime day. Using unwittingly, Poirier as bait Choukroune's investigation, dating back some tracks and risking his life several times, mainly because of the nonsense that continually commits his Quebec colleague. Despite their ethnic and moral differences and diametrically opposed to work, the two men joined their forces to capture the culprits and foil their plot. Written by Olivier Lafond-Martel

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence, language and some crude humour | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 October 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

A csalétek See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD5,600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cirrus Communications See more »
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Did You Know?


When police trainee Ventura meets with his supervisor Prudent Poirier, he tells him his mother christened him after the French actor Lino Ventura, but Pirier shows he has never heard of him. See more »


Performed by Pinup Saints
Written by RaRa
Published by Manina Productions
Courtesy of Manina Productions
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Total waste of time and money!
23 April 2011 | by scriptusSee all my reviews

What a waste of time! It's really, really bad, on any level: writing, acting, directing. I like Rachid Badouri very much, he's the main reason I watched this movie, but even such a talented guy couldn't save this total mess. The plot is simply idiotic, but it could be okay if it was funny! The only time I laughed a little was at the Bloopers in the ending credits. Beyond the fact that this movie is just awful, it makes me wonder how come it was ever made. Do those people even read the script? The dialog is awful, trying to play on antagonism between French and Quebeckers, but it falls flat every time. Please, stay away from this movie, take a walk outside, even if it's raining, you'll have a much better time than being insulted by so much stupidity and pretension that this film contains.

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