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The Code

The Code

A Feature film by Manuel Boursinhac

Produced by Légende

Release in France : 23/10/2002


    Dris and Yanis, two young guys on the block, choose crime as a way out of the concrete jungle. Petty break-ins lead to daring hold-ups; Dris and Yanis become experts at their craft. Their crew: Niglo the Gypsy, Foued the son of Senegalese immigrants, Nina the beautiful Gypsy thief who’s in love with Dris.
    Today Dris is turning 33. Today he is being released from prison after serving a four-year stint. Today he’s going to settle down. He wants to lead a calm life with Lise, a woman he met before going to jail. She knows about his violent past and refuses to condone it.
    But things have changed while Dris has been inside. Yanis is now a boss, respected and feared by all and sundry. A shady character, he lives each day as if it’s his last. However he has an Achille’s heel: he needs Dris. Believing that they’re invincible together, he does everything he can to draw his old buddy back into the fold. He finally gets his way and Dris agrees to participate in one last job.
    But they’ve forgotten about Flèche. Prime mover and shaker on the Paris night scene, he’s also the sworn enemy of Yanis and his gang. Flèche wrecks his vengeance by way of Mel, Dris’ younger brother, a kid who dreams of imitating Yanis and becoming a legendary gangster…

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    Executive Producer :

    Ilan Goldman

    Author of original work :

    Bibi Naceri

    Screenwriters :

    Bibi Naceri, Manuel Boursinhac

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Gargonne, François Audoin, Guillaume Sciama

    Assistant Operator :

    Anne Nicolet

    Production Manager :

    François Hamel

    Editor :

    Hélène de Luze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Francine Cathelain

    Music Composer :

    Titi Robin

    Costume designer :

    Claire Gérard-Hirne

    Still Photographer :

    Patrick Camboulive

    Assistant directors :

    Pierre Sénélas, Bibi Naceri, Alexandre Billon

    Associate producer :

    Catherine Morisse

    Director of Photography :

    Kevin Jewison

    Sound assistants :

    Dominique Eyraud, Benoît Gargonne

    Camera Operator :

    Philippe Bonnier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Alexandra Schamis, Blanche Aurore Duault

    Assistant editor :

    Stéphanie Pédelacq

    Production Designer :

    Nikos Meletopoulos

    Casting :

    Swan Pham

    Sound mixers :

    Philippe Amouroux, Cyril Holtz, Fabrice Conesa Alcolea

    Location Manager :

    Sylvain Bouladoux

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

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    Dolby SRD