|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jean-Hugues Anglade, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher, Karole Rocher|
|Directors:||Oliver Marchal, Frederic Schoendoerffer|
|Genres:||Television - American, Crime, Series/Miniseries, Thriller, World Cinema - French|
|Collections:||April - World Cinema|
|Run time:||7 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Apr 2012|
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French Cop Drama - Not to be missed.By a customer , 12 May 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]There is only one word for this crime thriller - Brilliant! I am not a particular fan of subtitles but the strong storyline and excellent acting really tell the story and the french accents give it a real gritty atmosphere. The story revolves around a team of detectives who believe that the end justifies the means - they are being constantly pursued by internal affairs who believe that their style of policing should be outlawed. What with the villains on one side always looking for revenge and internal affairs on the other the team go from one scrape to another. Absolutely unmissable!
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Outstanding French Police DramaBy a customer , 18 Mar 2013As a television series, this is one of the best; hard hitting and credible, it tells a gritty story of Parisian police in an Internal Affairs enquiry, following gratuitous violence against a suspect. Dialogue and plotlines are excellent - on a par with NYPD Blue, with acting equally good. Do not miss!
fantastique SeriesBy Bloater (15 reviews) from Woodbridge , 07 Mar 2013Great stuff, makes the guys from 'Spiral' look like boy scouts, cant recommend this series enough, give it a try, I hope you enjoy
Can't wait for Series 3By a customer , 07 Feb 2013I really enjoyed this series. What a change from the meticulously coiffed, manicured & made-up characters that we're used to in American series that we're usually exposed to. This team of French cops is unwashed and sweaty - you can almost smell them! You can tell they're dealing with the criminal underworld. Brilliant. Gritty & atmospheric filming to match the story-lines. It maintains a slow & steady escalation of injustices, mishaps or disasters that befall the team with insinuations of corruption at higher levels as they track down certain criminal elements. The individual characterisations & their back stories add interest to the main plot so there are several side stories occurring alongside this. These serve to add depth and sympathy to the characters and, as they help each other, also serve to bind them together as a team. I've also watched Series 2, which ended with an unfinished cliffhanger with scope for one of the plot-lines to be continued. Apparently Series 3 is to be shown on French TV in June (2013) and I shall definitely be watching this when it arrives.
Excellent French cinema at its bestBy a customer , 12 Jan 2013If you have seen the Spiral series then this is for you. Gritty realism, corruption that French cinema do so well. Excellent!
A great crime dramaBy goooner (1 review) , 31 Dec 2012A great crime thriller, much better than most English or American cop dramas, I'm about to get the next season. Actors, directors and screenplay writers could easily make Holywood and be successful