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36 Quai d’Orfèvres in September

Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of 36 for 18th September 2006 priced at £19.99. Two cops from two different departments. Léo Vrinks (Daniel Auteuil) and Denis Kein (Gērard Depardieu) are both determined to get their man. Once good friends, now ambitious rivals they each have their own techniques for capturing criminals. Fuelled by the prospect of promotion to Police Chief, the lines of morality blur as they pursue their own goals with increasing disregard for the consequences. As they both pursue a dangerous gang of armed criminals, their rivalry leads to tragic consequences that will set them on a professional and personal collision course.

Olivier Marchal’s energetic cop drama. 36, is one of France’s top-grossing films of recent years. Its full title, 36 Quai d’Orfèvres is a familiar address, the French equivalent of New Scotland Yard. But the film gains an added air of authenticity from the fact that it is based on real-life events and that Marchal himself is a former policeman, and has drawn on some of his own experiences in the Parisian police force.

Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround audio, extras include a Tartan exclusive interview with director Olivier Marchal; ‘making of’ documentary; actors’ costume tests; choosing the weapons and the business of 36 Quai d’Orfèvres featurettes; DVD notes by Miles Fielder.

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