Les Brigades du Tigre

Les Brigades du Tigre

French movie poster.
Directed by Jérôme Cornuau
Produced by Roberto Cipullo
Vincent Roget
Written by Xavier Dorison
Fabien Nury
Starring Clovis Cornillac
Diane Kruger
Music by Claude Bolling
Olivier Florio
Cinematography Stéphane Cami
Edited by Brian Schmitt
Distributed by TFM Distribution
Release dates
  • 12 April 2006 (2006-04-12)
Running time
125 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $17.8 million
Box office $10.7 million[1]

Les Brigades du Tigre is a 2006 French crime film.[2] Based on a very successful 1970s-'80s French television series of the same name the film depicts an Untouchables-type crack "Flying Squad" once formed by Georges Clemenceau to tackle rampant crime in 1912 Paris. The squads became known to the public as "Tiger Brigades", after Clemenceau's nickname "Le Tigre", and were among the first police units to be equipped with automobiles and seriously instructed in French boxing.

Gathering a talented pan-European cast, the film is set in a very rich and interesting Belle Époque, it deals with a lot of real historical plots and characters like the scandal of the Russian Loan, the Triple Entente, the birth of modern profiling and crime-fighting police techniques, the rivalry between the PP (Parisian Prefecture [Police Units]) and the Brigades of Clemenceau, the birth of Socialism and famous Anarchist Movements.


Valentin and his squad of Mobilards are assigned to track down the infamous Bonnot Gang.


TV serial

Les Brigades du Tigre is also the name of a French TV serial, produced between 1974 and 1983.


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