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Rivals

  • 2008
  • France
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Maillot
  • Cast: Francois Cluzet, Guillaume Canet, Marie Denarnaud

Based on the autobiographical book by Michel and Bruno Papet 'Deux Frères - Flic & Truand', 'Rivals' is the story of two brothers in late 1970s Lyon, one a cop, the other a criminal. When Gabriel (Cluzet) is released from jail after a ten year stretch, the former pimp is still adored by his ailing father, much to the irritation of his younger police inspector sibling Francois (Canet). More of a character study than a dynamic thriller, with fine performances from the two leads.

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Rivals (Les Liens du Sang)

27 Nov 20083 stars

THRILLER Based on the autobiographical book by Michel and Bruno Papet Deux Frères – Flic & Truand, Rivals is the story of two brothers in late 1970s Lyon, one a cop, the other a criminal. When the impressively moustachioed Gabriel (François Cluzet…

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