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On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)

De l'autre côté du périph (original title)
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Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.


David Charhon


Eric Altmayer (original idea), Nicolas Altmayer (original idea) | 5 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Sy ... Ousmane Diakhité
Laurent Lafitte ... François Monge (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
Sabrina Ouazani ... Yasmine
Lionel Abelanski ... Daniel Cardinet
Youssef Hajdi ... Giovanni / Nabil
Maxime Motte Maxime Motte ... Van Gogh
Léo Léothier Léo Léothier ... Gérard
André Marcon ... Chaligny
Zabou Breitman ... Commissaire Morland
Patrick Bonnel Patrick Bonnel ... Balard
Roch Leibovici Roch Leibovici ... Patrick
Rebecca Azan ... Laurence
Tchewk Essafi Tchewk Essafi ... Samir (as Tchewik Essafi)
Patrick Kodjo Topou Patrick Kodjo Topou ... Tyson
Samuel Goreini Samuel Goreini ... Sam


Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


In the beginning of the movie, Ousmane played by Omar Sy and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) visit president Chaligny (André Marcon) in a noble restaurant to inform him about his wife's murder. The exact same house, where this scene takes place, was used in another movie The Intouchables (2011) featuring again Omar Sy in the role of Driss. In The Intouchables (2011) this property was owned by and a home to rich quadriplegic Philippe Pozzo di Borgo played by François Cluzet, whom Driss was a caretaker of. Though The Intouchables (2011) was filmed more than a year before this movie, the building's interior and exterior decorations, including paintings and ornamental bushes outside the entrance, look exactly the same. See more »


References 48 Hrs. (1982) See more »


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Much better than expected
1 June 2013 | by pierrebarberisSee all my reviews

This movie is an undisclosed little jewel. Of course you have to understand the context: separated by the "periph", the Urban Circular highway around Paris, are on one side well-off bourgeois people and on the other side the unemployed, drug trafficking young sons-of-Muslim-immigrants. Quite an opposition of style , language and criteria in life. And it goes the same with the cops trying to tame these worlds....one if well dressed white polite etc and the other one turns out to be black and speaking the french suburban slang... I liked very much this movie, and all my friends did, because its MUCH more than a cop-movie. Of course you have to be open-minded, and have some notion of the context , which obviously is not the case of the first comment writer.

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Release Date:

19 December 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Other Side of the Tracks See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,923, 6 April 2014

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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