Les Brigades du Tigre

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.

Les Brigades du Tigre
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French movie poster.
Directed byJérôme Cornuau
Produced byRoberto Cipullo
Vincent Roget
Written byXavier Dorison
Fabien Nury
StarringClovis Cornillac
Diane Kruger
Édouard Baer
Olivier Gourmet
Stefano Accorsi
Jacques Gamblin
Thierry Frémont
Léa Drucker
Music byClaude Bolling
Olivier Florio
CinematographyStéphane Cami
Edited byBrian Schmitt
Distributed byTFM Distribution
Release date
  • 12 April 2006 (2006-04-12)
Running time
125 minutes
Budget$17.8 million
Box office$10.7 million[1]

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 serialEdit

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


  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=384
  2. ^ "Tiger Brigades". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-09-17.

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