Bac Nord on Canal +: but what are the police doing?

CRITICAL – Acclaimed by the public when it was released in theaters last August, Cédric Jimenez’s thriller, unpublished on television, offers a dizzying dive, with three police officers from the anti-crime brigade, in the heart of the northern districts of Marseille. Not to be missed this Friday, February 18 at 9:10 p.m. on Canal +, and on myCanal.

More than 2.2 million spectators in theaters and seven César nominations. It’s not Razzia on the chnouf corn BAC north, one of the successes of French cinema in the Covid era. The film by Cedric Jimenez (The French), released last August, is inspired by the true story of the Marseille “bacqueux” tried for having robbed dealers and resellers of contraband cigarettes in 2012. A case in which the police defend themselves from being crooks. The screenplay by Cédric Jimenez and Audrey Diwan adopts their point of view, in particular that of Bruno Carrasco, one of the three group leaders within the BAC Nord at the material time, author of Sacrificed from the North BAC (Presses de la Cité) and advisor on the film.

Impeccable cast

Wretched, de Ladj Ly, showed the city of Bosquets, in Montfermeil (Seine-Saint-Denis), like a basket of crabs, where inhabitants, dealers, bearded men, older brothers, gypsies and bacqueux survived in the same destitution. BAC north sticks to the tails of a patrol pushed by his superiors…

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