2021 / drama / 1h 45min / rating: unrated/ original title: La Darrone
directed by Jean-Paul Salomé / based on the novel by Jean-Paul Salomé, Hannelore Cayre/
country: France / language: French with English subtitles /

“Remarkable in the world that is created, filled with interesting characters, including a larcenous landlord. Also many edge-of-the-seat moments, so pass the “word” (Hy-oh!).”
– Patrick McDonald, –

“Patience  Portefeux  is  a  French-Arabic  police  translator,  specialized  in  phone  tappings  for  the  anti-narcotics  unit.  The  job  is  tough  and  low-paid, but the commander is charming… One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one of them is the son of the fantastic  woman  who  takes  care  of  her  mother.  She  decides  to  protect  him  and  is  brought  in  the  middle  of  a  drug  network.  When  she  gets  her  hands  on  a  huge  load  of  hash,  with  the  help  of  her  new partner, the former police dog DNA, she seizes the opportunity and  becomes  Mama  Weed,  drug  wholesaler,  thanks  to  her  field  experience… and all the information she gets in her job!”

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