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The Young Lieutenant

OT: Le petit lieutnant

Xavier Beauvois // France, 2005
Fiction Feature // FF2011



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

Fiction Feature


Eyes on Paris//FF2011



110 min


Xavier Beauvois

Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Bréaud

Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey

Pascal Caucheteux

Caroline Champetier

Martine Giordano

Alain Tchilinguirian

Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH

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