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308 Ratings

The Young Lieutenant

Le petit lieutenant

Directed by Xavier Beauvois
France, 2005
Drama, Crime
  • French
  • English


A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high-pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

Our take

Before he won acclaim for Of Gods and Men, French actor-turned-director Xavier Beauvois scored with this excellent, layered police drama, featuring an award-winning performance from Nathalie Baye.

The Young Lieutenant Directed by Xavier Beauvois

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Label Europa Cinemas

César Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Actress

2006 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

European Film Awards

2006 | Nominee: European Actress

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