Nathalie Baye won "Best Actress" for her performance in this film at the 2006 César Awards
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.
Cast & Crew
- Bérangère Allaux - Julie Derouère, la femme d'Antoine
- Pierre Aussedat - Commissaire
- Nathalie Baye - Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu
- Xavier Beauvois - Nicolas Morbé
- Antoine Chappey - Louis Mallet
- Patrick Chauvel - Le lieutenant Patrick Belval
- Mireille Franchino - Mireille, la logeuse
- Annick Le Goff - Mme Derouère, la mère d'Antoine
- Philippe Lecompt - Armurier
- Jean Lespert - M. Derouère, le père d'Antoine
- Jalil Lespert - Antoine Derouère
- Yannis Lespert - Alex Derouère, le frère d'Antoine
- Bruce Myers - L'Anglais
- Jacques Perrin - Le juge Serge Clermont
- Roschdy Zem - Solo
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Ending was silly. Delicious film!
Described as 'a gripping police noir ', this movie blandly, in most spots, missed some fine opportunities for stronger self expression. But then again, it is a French movie and it cannot be calculated to deliver what you may expect. You may find interest in the honest assessment of French society and its shortcomings.
Assuming that it is ethnographically correct, this tale gives insight into alcoholism, the limits of group self-recovery, French policing, the French judiciary, the urban-rural divide in France, portrait elicitation from witnesses, criminal migration in Europe, ethno-racism in France, critical-care medicine, and more.
it should have called "le Bad Lieutenant". nothing positive to report about this movie.