La Balance Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 2004

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
The Paris police are desperate to bust drug kingpin Roger Massina (Maurice Ronet). To do it, they want pimp Dede Laffont (Philippe Léotard) to serve as their inside man. Dede refuses: Informants never live very long. But Detective Palouzi (Richard Berry) isn't taking no for an answer. Sure enough, the police put pressure on Nicole Danet (Nathalie Baye), the prostitute who's also Dede's girlfriend, forcing him to make a decision that could rob him of everything.

Cast: Nathalie Baye, Philippe Léotard, Richard Berry, Christophe Malavoy, Jean-Paul Connart, Bernard Freyd, Tchéky Karyo, Maurice Ronet

Director: Bob Swaim

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: Tense, Love, France, Melodramatic, Gritty, Suspenseful, 1980s, Police station, Police officer, Rivalry, Revenge, Pursuit