Year: 2005
USA: The Cinema Guild
Cast: Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey, Jacques Perrin, Bruce Myers, Patrick Chauvel, Jean Lespert , Annick Le Goff, Berangere Allaux, Mireille Franchino, Yanis Lespert, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Lecompt, Pierre Aussedat, Remy Roubakha, Riton Liebman, JerOme Bertin, Christophe Jannin, Alex Agnostopoulos, Jacques Dohet, Christophe Auphan, Eric Cotelle, Loc Hermetz, Fabien Le Bars, Foued Mansour, Foued Mjahed, Pascal Pecout, Isabelle Tillou, Arthur Smykiewicz, Cyril Coatleven, Luc Minouflet, Alain Serra, Ludovic Legros, Arthur Beauvois, Antoine Beauvois, Ferdinand Regent, Michaël Sabot, Wieslaw Puzio, Pekka Vahde, Melanie Leray, Nina Zem, Chad Zem, Louis Chappey, Pierre-Olivier Mattei, Rafael Gray, Augustin Werkoff, Claire Langmann, Michel Terrioux, Ahmet Gulbay, Michel Zenino, Jacques Rutkiewicz, Caroline Champetier, Reginald Huguenin, Alain Naron, Oleg Kasian, Eric Cremades, Olivier Schneider, Jean-Charles Dumay, Jean-Paul Salome, Bruno Villain, Gerard Bousquet, Guy Bertrand, Elie Dasan, Guiorgui Messaryguine, Pere Constantin, Stephane Touitou, Gerard Couchet, Sebastien Lafargue, Dominique De Villepin
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 110 mins
USA Release Date: 6 October 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 8 September 2006 (Limited Release - New York)
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In LE PETIT LIEUTENANT, Antoine Derouere (Jalil Lespert), an ambitious, young policeman from the provinces joins a plainclothes crime unit in Paris.

Eager for action and socialising with his fellow detectives in the team, he develops an unlikely relationship with his superior officer, Commandant Caroline "Caro" Vaudieu (Nathalie Baya) who has a troubled past.

Called to investigate the discovery of a body found by the River Seine, the routine case of this murdered drifter suddenly turns violent and changes all their lives forever.

Directed by Xavier Beauvois, LE PETIT LIEUTENANT was the Winner of the Label Europa Prize at the 2006 Venice Film Festival and Winner of the Cesar Award for Best Actress, Nathalie Baye.