Synopsis by Mark Deming
A lawman infiltrates Paris's criminal underground to bring a gang of killers to justice in this violent thriller. Abel Vargas (Gerald Laroche) is a powerful crime boss who is serving time in prison, and as he's being transferred from one penitentiary to another, his police escort is met by a large band of Vargas's underlings, who attack them with furious violence. When the dust settles, Vargas is a fugitive and a large number of officers are dead. Police detective Vincent Drieu (Richard Berry) is put in charge of the investigation to find Vargas and his henchmen, and after losing patience with his fellow gumshoes, Drieu begins working undercover, hoping to find Vargas's associates by passing as a fellow member of the criminal fraternity. In time Drieu finds a pair of cops who understand his style and working methods, Kathia (Aissa Maiga) and Wazemme (Bernard Blancan), and together they dig deep into the French underground, courting danger as they become friends with the people they intend to put behind bars. Les Insoumis (aka Crossfire) was the first theatrical feature from director Claude Michel Rome, who previously distinguished himself in European television.