Le Petit lieutenant

"A powerhouse of a film, an implacable, uncompromising French police drama."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Tough, satisfying an austere drama of the sort that rarely makes it to American screens."
NEW YORK TIMES
"A visceral punch... questions of redemption, grace, anguish and hope pervade most every frame."
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Engaging and real."
NEWSDAY

Synopsis

"Nathalie Baye, who received this year's César for best actress, leads an outstanding ensemble as a Parisian detective and recovering alcoholic who teams with a bright-eyed rookie. Two years sober, Inspector Caroline Vaudieu is an elegant 50ish supercop returning to the helm of a criminal unit after the relative safety of a desk job. Newcomer Antoine inspires Caroline's maternal affection; he's about the same age as her son would be, had he not died in childhood. Antoine impulsively chooses a Paris assignment as a ticket out of Normandy (and eagerly) throws himself into the case at hand -- a series of murders of street people on the banks of the Seine." -THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 110 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Jalil Lespert (Antoine Derouère)
Nathalie Baye (Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu)
Roschdy Zem (Solo)
DIRECTED BY
Xavier Beauvois

TRAILER

http://www.cinemaguild.com/lepetitlieutenant/trailer.htm

PHOTOS

Director Xavier Beauvois