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Armed Hands (2012)

Mains armées (original title)
Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.

Director:

Pierre Jolivet

Writers:

Pierre Jolivet (scenario and dialogue), Simon Michaël (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roschdy Zem ... Lucas Scali
Leïla Bekhti ... Maya Dervin
Marc Lavoine Marc Lavoine ... Julien Bass
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Simon
Dominique Deslauriers ... Psychologist
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Michel Thabuy
Nina Meurisse Nina Meurisse ... Juliette
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Melik
Marilyne Canto ... Brigitte, la mère de Maya
Adrien Jolivet Adrien Jolivet ... Hector
Cyril Gueï Cyril Gueï ... Benji
Clémentine Poidatz ... Nathalie
Simon-Pierre Boireau ... Anthony
Marc Robert Marc Robert ... Lieutenant Marc de Fontbrun
Bruno Debrandt Bruno Debrandt ... Stéphane Assor
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Storyline

Lucas is 46. A great cop, running arms trafficking in Marseille. Maya is 25. A young narc in Paris. As they often do, guns meet drugs. And Lucas will meet Maya. Not necessarily by accident. Busts, heists, informants... their investigations will become entangled. So will their lives. Because their story began long before their meet-up. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Armed Hands See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,021,974 (France), 15 July 2012, Limited Release
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Jolivet's wife suggested Marc Lavoine for the role of Julien Bass, the dirty chief of Maya's narc squad, much to the actor's surprise as he'd never played that type of character before. See more »

Connections

References Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

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Performed by Sacha Di Manolo & Adrien Jolivet feat. Laetitia Bourgeois
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Decent french cop movie
27 June 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I've seen quite a few good french crime/cop movies and this ain't bad either. But it doesn't achieve what some of the other movies did. The movie tries to stay connected to (almost) too many people for it's own good. In the end it does work out, but sometimes less can be more (efficient).

Still good acting, some solid action scenes, make this a nice watch. Don't be too distracted by some odd story choices and you will enjoy this quite a bit. Of course I also hope that you won't confuse/connect this with other movies. Especially in Germany they try to connect movies, that have nothing in common (in this case it's the lead actor) and give the movies names that sound similar. Your expectations would never be met (one way or the other).


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