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Close Enemies (2018)

Frères ennemis (original title)
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Driss and Manuel are two childhood friends who end up taking opposite paths: Manuel chose to embrace the thug life, while Driss becomes a cop. When Manuel's biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realize they both need each other to survive in their worlds.

Director:

David Oelhoffen

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Jeanne Aptekman (adaptation), Jeanne Aptekman (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Manuel Marco
Reda Kateb ... Driss
Adel Bencherif ... Imrane Mogalia
Sofiane Zermani Sofiane Zermani ... Fouad
Sabrina Ouazani ... Mounia
Gwendolyn Gourvenec ... Manon
Nicolas Giraud ... Rémi Rufo
Astrid Whettnall ... Chef des stups
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Marc
Yann Goven Yann Goven ... Fernandez
Ahmed Benaissa Ahmed Benaissa ... Raji
Omar Salim Omar Salim ... Nouri
Adem Benosmane Adem Benosmane ... Yacine
Noah Benzaquen Noah Benzaquen ... Ivan
Michèle Bréant Michèle Bréant ... Gaëlle
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Driss and Manuel are two childhood friends who end up taking opposite paths: Manuel chose to embrace the thug life, while Driss becomes a cop. When Manuel's biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realize they both need each other to survive in their worlds.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

3 October 2018 (France) See more »

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$1,290,258
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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It was by talking with major drug dealers, whom he met with one of his friend lawyer, that David Oelhoffen was able to put his script on his feet. See more »

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Taut French crime flick
3 October 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

An authentic film noir from France as I crave for. Pulled by two promising actors: Mathias Schoendoerts, who has the perfect hoodlum face, lost man who faces his doomed destiny; and Reda Kateb, who is not used to crime movies, rather dramas. One of these men is a cop, the other a gangster. Both grew together. The last seconds are so powerful, so poignant. A pure fist in the face. A kind of MANHATTAN MELODRAMA scheme,the 1936 MGM production starring Clark Gable and William Powell.


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