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Armed Hands (2012)

Mains armées (original title)
Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.

Director:

Pierre Jolivet

Writers:

Pierre Jolivet (scenario and dialogue), Simon Michaël (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roschdy Zem ... Lucas Scali
Leïla Bekhti ... Maya Dervin
Marc Lavoine Marc Lavoine ... Julien Bass
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Simon
Dominique Deslauriers ... Psychologist
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Michel Thabuy
Nina Meurisse Nina Meurisse ... Juliette
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Melik
Marilyne Canto ... Brigitte, la mère de Maya
Adrien Jolivet Adrien Jolivet ... Hector
Cyril Gueï Cyril Gueï ... Benji
Clémentine Poidatz Clémentine Poidatz ... Nathalie
Simon-Pierre Boireau ... Anthony
Marc Robert Marc Robert ... Lieutenant Marc de Fontbrun
Bruno Debrandt ... Stéphane Assor
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Storyline

Lucas is 46. A great cop, running arms trafficking in Marseille. Maya is 25. A young narc in Paris. As they often do, guns meet drugs. And Lucas will meet Maya. Not necessarily by accident. Busts, heists, informants... their investigations will become entangled. So will their lives. Because their story began long before their meet-up. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Armed Hands See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,018,958
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Pierre Jolivet's wife suggested Marc Lavoine for the role of Julien Bass, the dirty chief of Maya's narc squad, much to the actor's surprise as he'd never played that type of character before. See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cocteau
Performed by Sacha Di Manolo & Adrien Jolivet
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Incredible movie.
15 July 2012 | by demicoreSee all my reviews

I am usually pretty downbeat when it comes to the quality of French movies, but this one took me by surprise in a very pleasant way.

The problem with movies I love is that I can't find much to say about them. The story is great, the actors are great, I suppose the direction is great too since I was so immersed in the story that I didn't notice anything about it, and the ending was quite moving as well.

It's a gritty police movie with realistic dialogues, a well-paced and intriguing storyline and a good balance of action and emotion.

Big props to Marc Lavoine who is fantastic as the rotten policeman Julien Bass; I must say I didn't know he could act that well.

Heartily recommended.


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