Revealed: France’s Criminal Underworld

Ever wondered how to steal a Merc? A BMW? Or perhaps you might be considering going into the drugs business? How about illegal weapons? Now’s your chance to find out. A team from Canal + France spent a year with professional criminals from some of France’s most problematic suburbs, finding out exactly how these people operate.

Fasten your seatbelts and join ’Renard’ – ’The Fox’, who is a car thief. He specialises in the most expensive models; vehicles worth 30,000 euros. The job involves high speed car chases to dodge the police, cutting edge Russian technology to open locked doors, and, when it comes to selling the stolen cars, make over skills which would make a top model green with envy. If stealing cars isn’t hard core enough for you, meet Stéphane, an international drug smuggler. Hop in the passenger seat for operation ’go fast’, as he shifts 160kg of hash and cocaine between Amsterdam and France. Still not scared? Then ’PSG’ is your man. He’s an arms dealer. He tests stolen kalashnikovs, 9mm pistols and explosives in front of the camera…..

A unique and exceptional documentary.


  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 80 & 52 MINS
  • Production: MAGNETO PRESSE
  • Director: JEROME PIERRAT
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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