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In this section are films that deal with more serious themes, such as crime, passion, troubled romance and hard-hitting human stories.

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  • Elle l'adore

    Elle l'adore

  • Les Anarchistes

    Les Anarchistes

  • Hors la loi

    Hors la loi

  • Un prophete

    Un prophete

  • Mediterranea


  • Chaos


  • Jalousie

    La jalousie

  • Suzanne


  • Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

    Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

  • Mal de pierres

    Mal de pierres

  • La Proie

    La Proie

  • 11.6


  • La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

    La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

  • Les cowboys

    Les cowboys

  • Après le sud

    Après le sud

  • Chocolat


  • L'Atessa


  • La fille inconnue

    La fille inconnue

  • Belle de jour

    Belle de Jour

  • La femme tranquille

    La femme tranquille

  • Un peuple et son roi

    Un peuple et son roi

  • Belleville Story

    Belleville Story

  • Nelly


  • 1905

    1905 - The Winds of Passion

  • Frères Ennemis

    Frères Ennemis (Close Enemies)

  • L'Été meurtrier

    L'Été meurtrier

  • Les fantômes d'Israël

    Les fantômes d'Israël

  • Guillaume, la jeunesses du conquérant

    Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquérant

  • Une saison en France

    Une saison en France


Frères Ennemis
Frères Ennemis (Close Enemies)
French cinema has many strengths and in my opinion police/crime drama is one of them. This film typifies the genre, with the perspective this time very much that of the criminals rather than the police.

Diss is a narcotics cop who grew up in the banlieue with some of the criminals that he now pursues. But for him not all criminals are equal. He's after the big fish. He recruits a childhood friend, Imrane, as his insider, but things go disastrously wrong when a drugs delivery is hijacked and his friend is one of the victims.

Manuel, another childhood associate, narrowly escapes from the hijack. But he is now a marked man who is looking for the perpetrators. Diss offers to help, if Manuel will take over from Imrane.

With the police everywhere the drug gangs each try to protect their interests, whatever the costs, and Manuel finds that he is really out in the cold. It's a matter of kill or be killed. Meanwhile things get tricky for Diss as the serious crime branch, investigating the murders, start to ask awkward questions.

A compelling drama with Matthias Schoenaerts showing his versatility as the ruthless Manuel, a far cry from the gentle shepherd, Gabriel Oak, in Far from the Madding Crowd.

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