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Le Petit Lieutenant

DIRECTED BY - Xavier Beauvois

A gripping police noir, LE PETIT LIEUTENANT tells the story of Antoine, an ambitious young cop from the provinces who joins a plainclothes crime unit in Paris. Antoine spends his days eagerly awaiting his first assignment, drinking with his fellow detectives and developing an unlikely relationship with his superior, a veteran policewoman with a troubled past. But when the body of a drifter is found murdered along the Seine, a seemingly routine investigation suddenly turns violent and forever changes all their lives.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 110 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

COUNTRY - France

LANGUAGE - English, French


ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color

Nathalie Baye Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu
Jalil Lespert Antoine Derouère
Antoine Chappey Louis Mallet
Jacques Perrin Le juge Serge Clermont
Roschdy Zem Solo


"A searing drama...powerful!"

Erica Abeel, Indiewire

"An impeccably wrought contemporary police story."

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"A powerhouse of a film."



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