This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade.
Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty
Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt
superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his
squad's deficiencies of money and equipment. Despite the ruthless environment
that he lives and works in every day, he still manages somehow to maintain his
The movie is the story about policemen who work in a "commissariat" in Paris, France. They have to do their job everyday, running after little robbers or little drug dealers. The movie is very far from police stories we can see everyday in others movies, with great detectives, mafias etc. In fact, Bertrand Tavernier (the director), with the help of an ancient policeman for the scenario, tries to catch policemen at everyday work, with their little problems with the hierarchy. This movie is the most "real" about police problems in France.
Please contact Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 373-0841 or 373-0265 for further details.
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Didier Besace, Charlotte Kady, Philippe Torreton, Nils Tavernier, Jean-Paul
Comart, Jean-Roger Milo, Lara Guirao, Cecile Garcia-Fogel