Two magnetic performances anchor David Oelhoffen’s (Far From Men) briskly-efficient crime thriller Close Enemies, from a brooding Matthias Schoenaerts and the internalised Reda Kateb. Together their chemistry elevates a familiar story about childhood friends-turned-foes Blood Brother from a crime-ridden neighbourhood, one of whom enters the drug-running game (Schoenaerts) while the other (Kateb) has joined the police.
Similarities with The Departed/Infernal Affairs or even Rivals (with Guillame Canet and Francois Cluzet), remade into Blood Ties, are evident, but the On My Skin fresh twist here is that Close Enemies is set within the immigrant crime rings which snake out from the banlieues back to Morocco. Here, friendship and family is everything, and punishment is stark for those who transgress the codes of honour. It’s a very small world. Punchily entertaining, and very seductively, claustrophobically shot and scored, Close Enemies is a stylish, hard-boiled Paris-set genre drama which should travel well, particuarly on SVOD. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival’s where it played in Competition (like Oelhoffen’s Far From Men), but has a strong commercial flavour (think 36 Quai des Orfevres).
There’s an over-riding sense of authenticity to Close Enemies, from the neighbourhood in which it is set, to the low-level criminals and their masters who live The Aftermath there. Oelhoffen’s longtime collaborator, DoP Guillame Defontaines (who also works with Bruno Dumont), shoots these tower blocks in tight confines, with smooth over-the-shoulder work. It’s easy to feel how trapped the inhabitants are, and a score by Superpoze (Gabriel Legeleux) nicely emphasises the tension. There’s also a lot of sequences shot at night, which cloaks the buildings even tighter together.Searching Term : Close Full Watch Close Movie Streaming Online 2019, Watch Close Movie Streaming HD 1080p, Free Close Movie Streaming Online, Download Close Full Movie Streaming Online in HD-720p Video Quality , Where to Download Close Full Movie ?, Close Movie Include All Subtitles 2019.