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Drug trafficking woes...

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Based on the true story of drug trafficking in Gibraltar, featuring two charismatic leads, and written by A Prophet scribe Abdel Raouf Dafri, Julian Leclercq’s French thriller should be unmissable, rather than merely – and sometimes just nearly – competent.

Marc (Gilles Lellouche) is a broke bar owner who starts selling smuggling tip-offs to government spook Redjani (Tahar Rahim) but soon finds himself sailing into stormy waters.

Though there are exciting sequences, the roles are underwritten, the dubbing’s disastrous and the tension lessens even as the net tightens.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.