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R.A.I.D. Special Unit

France, French, 105 mins

Original Title

Raid Dingue
  • Director: Dany Boon
  • Writer: Dany Boon
  • Producer: Vivien Aslanian; Dany Boon

CGiii Comment

French farce is an acquired taste...it's like Marmite.

But...Alice Pol delivers a fine comedic performance. It's almost like watching an updated Private Benjamin...albeit, in French, transposed to the police and - similarly and sadly - falls apart halfway through!

There's a gay pride march, a couple of villainous transvestites...and, a damn fine firework display.

Alice Pol makes it...unfortunately, the script breaks it!


The(ir) Blurb...

The story of a woman who dreams to join an intervention group in the police department called RAID. Unfortunately, she is rather clumsy and both her family (and soon to be family-in-law) and a veteran of the RAID do not approve. However, Johanna is determined to prove them wrong.

Cast & Characters

Alice Pol as Johanna Pasquali;
Dany Boon as Eugene Froissard;
Michel Blanc as Jacques Pasquali;
Yvan Attal as Viktor;
Sabine Azema as Marie-Caroline Dubarry;
Patrick Mille as Edouard Dubarry;
Francois Levantal as Patrick Legrand;
Anne Marivin as Isabelle, la psychologue du RAID;
Florent Peyre as Olivier Lopez;
Alain Doutey as Bernard Dubarry;
Urbain Cancelier as Le president de la Republique;
Francois Vincentelli as Eric Scherz;
Franck Arditti as Nicolas Delvaux;
Nabila Darbaky as Samia, la secretaire de Legrand;
Guillaume Clement as Le medecin du RAID

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