36 Quai des Orfèvres

  • 111'
  • France
  • 2004

Léo Vrinks is head of the BRI (Brigade de recherche et d'intervention), while Denis Klein is head of the BRB (Brigade de répression du banditisme) – two units in the Byzantine system called the French police. These two power animals now have their respective sights set on the same, rather prestigious job: director of the DRPJ (Direction Régionale de Police Judiciaire), headquartered at 36 Quai des Orfèvres in Paris. 
This moody mix of a political and crime thriller became the breakthrough work for ex-cop/actor Olivier Marchal, who as a producer/writer would become something like the patron of French crime cinema’s new breed. Allusions are made to two notorious cases from the 80s: the gang des ripoux, a cabal of cops turned robbers, and the gang des postiches, a group of gangsters who wore wigs and false beards on the job. 

Director
Olivier Marchal
Country of production
France
Production Year
2004
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
111'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producers
Franck Chorot, Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Éric Névé
Production Companies
Gaumont, LGM Productions, TF1 Films Production
Sales
Gaumont
Screenplay
Olivier Marchal, Franck Mancuso, Julien Rappeneau
Cinematography
Denis Rouden
Editor
Hugues Darmois
Production Design
Ambre Fernandez
Sound Design
Joël Rangon
Music
Erwann Kermorvant, Axelle Renoir
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Roschdy Zem, Valeria Golino, Anne Consigny, Mylène Demongeot