Le Cousin (1997)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Police Drama  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Alain Corneau directed this French drama about detectives and informants. After a cop's suicide, detective Gerard (comedian Alain Chabat) acquires his late partner's informant (i.e. "cousin"), Nounours (comedian Patrick Timset), a drug-dealing family man. Ironically, Nounours has a happy family life, while Gerard's is in disarray. Set in Paris and Parisian suburbs, the film explores the world of snitches, sources, tips, kickbacks, and stakeouts.

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informer, police-detective, drug-dealer, Parisian, suburbs