‘The Takedown’ Movie Review & Story

The Takedown Storyline

Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The unlikely pair are reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.

FrenchLoin du périph
Directed byLouis Leterrier
Written byStéphane Kazandjian
Produced byEric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
StarringOmar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Izïa Higelin

‘The Takedown’ Movie Review

Following the success of ‘The Intouchables’, French actor Omar Sy and director Olivier Nakache team up once again to bring us another heartwarming story of friendship. ‘The Takedown’ is a buddy cop comedy that follows the unlikely duo of François Monge and Ousmane Diakité, who are thrown together when they are assigned to a new case. The investigation is complicated when they discover that the drug dealers they were initially investigating were just an act and that the real crime was being planned in secret.

When François and Ousmane first meet again after almost a decade, it is clear that their relationship has changed since they were last working together. François has become more of a family man with his new wife (Julie Ferrier) and young daughter (Lily-Rose Depp), but he still loves his job as much as ever. Ousmane on the other hand is still single and enjoying his life on the road as he tries to balance both his police work and his love life. The pair have very different approaches to their cases: François likes to do things by the book whereas Ousmane prefers to wing it as he goes along, but they still make a great team. The supporting cast includes Philippe Duquesne and Jean-Luc Bideau as two of François’ colleagues, and Alexia Portal and Daphne Patakia as Ousmane’s exes.

I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It was funny, charming, and very well made. The plot was interesting and the relationship between François and Ousmane was believable. The laughs came from a variety of places; some were funny because they were so unexpected (like the scene where François’ daughter helps him with his work), while others were more traditional (like the slapstick comedy involving a car chase). This film is definitely worth watching if you are looking for something lighthearted to watch, or if you are just in the mood for a good comedy.

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