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36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

Director:

Olivier Marchal

Writers:

Olivier Marchal (original scenario), Franck Mancuso (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Léo Vrinks
Gérard Depardieu ... Denis Klein
André Dussollier ... Robert Mancini
Roschdy Zem ... Hugo Silien
Valeria Golino ... Camille Vrinks (as Valéria Golino)
Daniel Duval ... Eddy Valence
Francis Renaud ... Titi Brasseur
Catherine Marchal Catherine Marchal ... Ève Verhagen
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Groluc
Alain Figlarz Alain Figlarz ... Francis Horn
Vincent Moscato ... Jenner
Anne Consigny ... Hélène Klein
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Smao
Solène Biasch Solène Biasch ... Lola Vrinks (11 ans)
Aurore Auteuil Aurore Auteuil ... Lola Vrinks (17 ans)
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Storyline

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. The competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality, until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals they chase. Vrinks, meeting with a source, becomes involved with a murder. Klein seizes the opportunity to up the ante and arranges for the arrest of Vrinks, but when he goes further and viciously involves Vrinks' wife, Camille, revenge is inevitable. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 July 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

36 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€13,580,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,486,107 (France), 26 November 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directed by a former policeman. See more »

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Remade as 36 See more »

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Don't Bring Me Down
(Sia (as Sia Furler) / Blair Mackichan)
© 2003 EMI Music Publishing Ltd / S&A Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd c/o BMG Music Publishing France
© 2003 Systematic Limited / Go Beat
With the kind authorization of EMI Publishing France, BMG Music Vision, Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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Starts promisingly: doesn't deliver.
17 July 2010 | by pgchamberlinSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like 36. It opens slick and energetic and it retains those two qualities throughout. The problem is that it picks up no other qualities along the way.

The promising looking cast are a let down. The plot veers all over the place. By the end of the film I found it impossible to care why anyone was chasing around doing whatever it was they were doing.

36 isn't awful. It is a pacey and at times very entertaining thriller, but it falls far short of its lofty target.

If you want a cop versus cop thriller watch Heat. If you want a French thriller watch The Beat That My Heart Skipped. If 36 happens to be on the telly one evening, well, you could do worse.


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