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by Hannelore Cayre


Having just turned forty, Antoine Lahoud is beginning to lose his enthusiasm for his work as a criminal lawyer. Surely he is made for better things than the trivial cases he currently spends all of his time pursuing? Henry Marsac, a lawyer of some repute, thinks so. He persuades Antoine to join him in defending big time crooks, a far more lucrative and satisfying pursuit than saving a few petty criminals. However, Antoine soon discovers that Marsac’s interest in him is far from benevolent...

international title: Legal Aid
original title: Commis d'office
country: France
sales agent: Bac Films
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Hannelore Cayre
release date: FR 06/05/2009
cast: Roschdy Zem, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Mathias Mlekuz, Sophie Guillemin, Jean-Pierre Martins, Robert Chartier, Pierre Londiche
cinematography by: Benoît Chamaillard
film editing: Lisa Pfeiffer
art director: Marie-Hélène Sulmoni
costumes designer: Virginie Alba
music: Charlie Nguyen Kim
producer: Marc Irmer, Nathalie Irmer
production: Dolce Vita Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Bac Films
distributor: Bac Films