4 user 10 critic

Gardiens de l'ordre (2010)

When a typical response to a supposedly simple noise complaint gets out of hand, two Police Officers will come face-to-face with the city's seedy underworld, determined to clear their names.


Nicolas Boukhrief


Nicolas Boukhrief (screenplay), Dan Sasson (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Le convoyeur (2004)
Drama | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand
Summertime (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini
Stars: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

Director: Xavier Beauvois
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a village in France during the German occupation of World War II, a friendship develops between the new priest and an atheist.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Romain Duris, Marine Vacth, Anne Le Ny
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After the horrible terrorist attacks that rocked Paris, this daring investigation thriller plunges you inside the extremist muslim groups that grow inside western countries and can strike at any moment.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Malik Zidi, Dimitri Storoge, François Civil
Triage (2009)
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega
Sister Smile (2009)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.

Director: Stijn Coninx
Stars: Cécile de France, Sandrine Blancke, Chris Lomme
En Équilibre (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marc Guermont used to be a very much sought after horse stuntman in films. One day unfortunately, he had a bad fall from his mount during the shooting of a historical movie. And not only ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Dercourt
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Cécile de France, Patrick Mille
A Secret (2007)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Cécile de France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier
Le Bossu (1959)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Prince Philippe de Gonzague decides to get rid of his cousin Duke de Nevers, having wished for long his properties and wealth.

Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Sabine Sesselmann
Cortex (2008)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A retired police inspector is stricken with Alzheimer's and decides to move into a residential clinic where he is puzzled by the sudden deaths of several patients.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: André Dussollier, Marthe Keller, Julien Boisselier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A happy couple, with children, are at a point of bliss in their lives...until bad news leaves them feeling like the carpet was torn from under their feet. Karine wrote and directed this ... See full summary »

Director: Karine Silla
Stars: Valeria Golino, Elsa Zylberstein, Vincent Perez


Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Julie (as Cécile De France)
Fred Testot Fred Testot ... Simon
Julien Boisselier ... Marc
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Le commissaire principal
Stéphan Wojtowicz Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Gilbert
Nanou Garcia Nanou Garcia ... Sandrine
Stéphane Jobert Stéphane Jobert ... Roland
Jean-Michel Noirey Jean-Michel Noirey ... Rudy
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Christian
Foued Nassah Foued Nassah ... Joseph
Anthony Decadi Anthony Decadi ... Stan, le gamin au couteau
Nicolas Grandhomme Nicolas Grandhomme ... Maxime, le dealer 'Shakma'
David Salles David Salles ... Patrick - le dealer du parking
Vincent Rottiers ... Jean - le fils de député
Nicolas Gonzales Nicolas Gonzales ... Laurent - l'étudiant agressif


During a routine night patrol, police officer Bastien, his long-term partner Julie and the newcomer cop Simon are called out by a neighbor complaining of the noise in another apartment. Bastien knocks the door and out of the blue, the dweller opens the door and shoots him in the chest. Julie shoots the man who is high on drugs and apprehends a strange fluorescent yellow drug. They soon learn that the man is the son of a politician, and they are forced to sign a statement saying that the shooting was accidental. When the man recovers in the hospital, he sues the police officers and the police department does not support them. However, their chief tells them that they should find the trafficker that sold the drugs to the man. So Julie and Simon go undercover to the underworld of drugs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Paris. Two Policemen. One game without rules. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


G | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]





Release Date:

7 April 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardiões da Ordem See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Julie: [Whispering in Simon's ear] Don't look. They're following us...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Flat script and characters
16 August 2010 | by SiamoisSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing director Nicolas Boukhrief's latest movie since I had enjoyed the previous one, Cortex, despite its flaws.

In Gardiens de l'ordre, Boukhrief explores once again the thriller genre, except this one is more of a classic crime flick. Julie and Simon are two cops who, responding to a seemingly routine call, end up shooting the son of a politician. At that point, they lose the support of the police department and decide to go rogue and find proof that he was under the influence of a powerful narcotic by taking the plunge into the world of drug trafficking.

Yup, if what I just wrote above sounds like a plot that stretches believability and seems to come straight out of the 80s, you've got a pretty good idea of how this movie will play out. Cécile De France stars as Julie. American audiences will recognize her from the underground horror hit "High Tension", although she also has a list of interesting credits in Europe. De France does an adequate job of portraying Julie but the writing leaves little room for character development of any sort. Fred Testot co-leads as Simon and is also unremarkable, again due to weak writing.

But what really, really kills the movie is the paper-thin plot. Starting from the very premise, you never buy what happens there, as it seems to come straight out of the 60s. In fact, it's very much as if the writers had watched too many old movies and forgot that surveillance cameras and forensic science have come a LONG way since then. At every turn of the plot, you will find yourself wondering why characters do what they do, how could two cops be dumb enough to leave such a trail of damning evidence behind them and how their colleagues can be even dumber and not figure it out.

A movie that is loose on realism has never been an obstacle to entertainment, provided it offers something else. Hollywood action, for instance, or romance, or comedy, or just strong characters you become fascinated with. Unfortunately, Gardiens de l'ordre does none of that. It really tries to play out like a procedural thriller/drama most of the time, halfway between Serpico and Rush. But it completely fails, unfortunately.

I'm very disappointed that Boukhrief couldn't improve on Cortex, which at least had some charm and mood to go with the questionable plot. This new film offers absolutely nothing new.

15 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed