A Cop Gerard has his cousin for a next-door neighbour. His most helpful cousin is an out-law! Is this destined for good or for worse? Find out tonight.
Finding his family life in disarray and his career threatened, when he is implicated in a drugs dealing racket, Gerard's (Alain Chabat) colleague commits suicide.
Gerard, decides to ally himself with his dead partner’s informer, Nounours (Patrick Timsit), in order to make a substantial hit on the illicit drugs trade in Paris. As he grows to rely on Nounours, more than on his police colleagues, Gerard finds himself drawn further and further away from the rule of law.
Ironically, Nounours has a happy family life, while Gerard's is in disarray. Le Cousin (The Cousin) cleverly explores the relationship between a cop and his informer (cousin). Does living side by side, shoulder to shoulder, in high-adrenaline situations make them friends?
Direction: Alain Corneau. Cast: Alain Chabat, Patrick Timsit, Agnes Jaoui, Marie Trintignant. Length: 115 minutes. Year: 1997 language: French.