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The Prey (2011)

La proie (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Valette

Writers:

Laurent Turner (scenario), Luc Bossi (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Dupontel ... Franck Adrien
Alice Taglioni ... Claire Linné
Stéphane Debac ... Jean-Louis Maurel
Sergi López ... Manuel Carrega
Natacha Régnier ... Christine Maurel
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ... Lafay
Zinedine Soualem ... Lucciani
Caterina Murino ... Anna Adrien
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Alex
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Robert Pascaud
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Brice, le maton
Claire Bouanich Claire Bouanich ... Mélissa
Olivier Schneider ... Novick
Yves Girard ... Manzon
Patrick Steltzer Patrick Steltzer ... Costa
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for the money. His cell-mate is Jean-Louis Maurel, an alleged rapist/child molester who claims his innocence. When the court finds Maurel not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck's family when he gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck that Maurel is a suspected serial killer and that Franck's family is in danger. Franck escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team take up the chase. Written by curtherzstark

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Connections

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Superb Tense Thriller
1 June 2016 | by popsysSee all my reviews

One of the best tense thrillers seen in a long time though be also prepared to witness the terribly sick side of the human mind so well depicted. The film is packed with superb action, chases, suspense and tension and yet never feeling over the top as the scenario painted is so very plausible. Albert Dupontel plays the role of the fugitive prisoner with such realism, one gets the impression one is watching a docu-drama.

Where good many films content themselves with ensuring the viewer is left in a pleasant frame of mind as the story finally unfolds, this one has the courage to portray events more akin to reality, perhaps this may explain the film's low IMDb score and why even the critics may have found the movie hard to stomach?


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prey See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,889, 9 June 2013

Gross USA:

$13,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,102,666
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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