When a fresh young police academy graduate from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure world of the Parisian homicide squad, his schoolteacher wife is reluctant to go with him. He moves into a rooming house that caters to single cops as he embraces his fellow officers as an extended family. He becomes close to an Arab officer and his boss, a very professional but lonely, middle-aged female detective who is also a recovering alcoholic.
Xavier Beauvois, (*1967) works as an actor, director and screenwriter. His last feature Of Gods and Men (2010) received the César for Best Film and was nominated for the Foreign Academy Award.
Le petit lieutnant
Eyes on Paris//FF2011
Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Bréaud
Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey
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