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Department 36

Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops that have seen a bit too much of the ugly world we live in and it has had an impact on their relationship. They work together at the same department and both have their own teams of policemen. When a couple of very brutal holdups are done on money transportations, their director who’s about to retire, makes it clear that whoever catches the robbers will be his successor. Vrinks and Klein put everything they have into the chase of the robbers but they never expected that the consequences of their actions and way of working could result in the way it does…

Sound and Vision:
There’s some minor aliasing and edge enhancement but for the rest we really can’t complain about the image quality.

The sound comes with a nice DTS track that does its job superbly.


Department 36 (aka 36 Quai des Orfèvres) shows that French cinema doesn’t need Luc Besson to make a good movie. We get superb acting from Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil combined with a very decent supporting cast and a terrific storyline that makes you think back to the haydays of the French film noirs. Fantastic!

Paradiso has done an excellent job on the image and sound quality and although the movie doesn’t constantly flow over with action, the DTS track does bring some added value. Only too bad that there are no extras present.

Our Score:

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