Le Petit Lieutenant

(France, 2005, 115 minutes)

A freshman just out of police academy is assigned to detective work in a Paris crime squad. Low-key but gripping police procedural, sensitively handled and featuring excellent performances from a solid ensemble cast.

Why Not Productions presents a Why Not Productions/Studiocanal/France 2 Cinéma production with the participation of Canal Plus and TPS Star, supported by Procirep and Angoa-Angicoa. Starring Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey; with the participation of Jacques Perrin. Directed by Xavier Beauvois; produced by Why Not Productions; screenplay by Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Bréaud and Jean-Éric Troubat, with Cédric Anger; adaptation and dialogues by Xavier Beauvois and Guillaume Bréaud; director of photography, Caroline Champetier; production designer, Alain Tchillinguirian; wardrobe, Marielle Robaut; film editor, Martine Giordano.


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