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36 [Blu-ray]

Daniel Auteuil , Gerard Depardieu , Olivier Marchal    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Roschdy Zem, Valeria Golino
  • Directors: Olivier Marchal
  • Producers: Franck Chorot, Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Palisades Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Jan 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030SHDJA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,478 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Director, Olivier Marchal is a former Parisian policeman, and the story of 36 Quai des Orfevres draws on his own experiences of the police force, as well as those of Dominique Loiseau, who was a senior member of the BRI (Search and action Squad) in the mid-eighties and worked as a consultant on the film.

Leo Vrinks (Auteuil) and Denis Klein (Depardieu) are at the head of two different departments of the Paris police force, located at Quai des Orfevres. Once close, they are no longer friends, mainly due to their differing work methods and Vrinks' wife, Camille.

An audacious gang of robbers stage seven armed robberies throughout Paris leaving a bloody trail in their wake. After a year of terror, the Chief of Police orders that Vrinks and Klein bring the criminals to justice with a substantial boon to the man who brings them in... His job. As the competition between the two men hots up, the lines between right and wrong become blurred. Both men find themselves sinking into a hellish place not far removed from that of the criminals...

Special Features

  • Exclusive video interview with director Olivier Marchal
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Actor's Costume Tests
  • The Choice Of Weapons
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Widescreen 2.35:1 MPEG - 4VC
  • DTS - HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Languages - French
  • Subtitles - English
  • Disc - BD25
  • Region Code B

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
Former cop Olivier Marchal's classy French policier has in its favour it has two great performers on top form in Daniel Auteuil and, especially, Gerard Depardieu (who gives surprising depth to what appears to be a seriously underwritten part consisting mainly of troubled glances) and the neatest set of moral bear traps to face a movie cop since the original Insomnia as the two veterans compete for a promotion held out as the prize for bringing in a dangerous gang of armed robbers with disastrous consequences. Yet while the performances are strong and the script better than average for the genre, the musical score is a major problem that unfortunately works so strongly against the film that it ends up drowning many of its good points. It's not that the main theme is bad, but does it HAVE to be used without variation in almost every single scene in the last two thirds of the picture? Sadly, this is by no means an exaggeration, and the repetition does the film no favours.

A US remake with a no-doubt sleepwalking Robert De Niro has long been in the offing, but while you're waiting, Tartan's BluRay boasts a decent 2.35:1 widescreen transfer, though for no good reason the removeable subtitles are presented over the image area rather than in the black border below. Worse, while the BluRay offers a good selection of extras carried over from the DVD release (including an exclusive 9-minute interview with the director), the making of documentary and trailers have absurdly had the image reduced so that even using the zoom option on the TV settings wouldn't make the image reach the sides of many a fullscreen TV set let alone a widescreen one. No new extras have been added for the UK BluRay, with Marchal's audio commentary, the 69-minute documentary and other extras from the more comprehensive French 2-disc DVD release (which only has English subtitles on the feature itself) still missing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olivier Marchal's thriller 11 Feb 2012
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As one should expect in general with European movies, they are far better from any other production, especially the US ones. A gripping thriller, tough and very well structured in terms of screenplay and cinematography. The main actors are at the height of their acting careers with such realistic performances. Running almost 2 hours, the movie will challenge the viewer til its epic end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent police crime drama 25 Mar 2014
Format:DVD
Brilliant acting performances from the leading actors Daniel Auteil, Gérard Depardieu and Valeria Golino in a gripping, fast paced policier drama were there are blurred lines between the criminals and the police detectives. Well worth watching twice to get the subtle nuances in dialogue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 19 Dec 2013
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This film shows that Hollywood could learn a lot about subtlety used for a better punch into an action film.
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