It’s one of the best French action movies of the 2010s and it’s leaving Netflix’s catalog soon. You have one week left to catch up with Le Chant du Loup with François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz and Reda Kateb on Netflix.
What is it about ?
A young man has the rare gift of recognizing every sound he hears. On board a French nuclear submarine, everything rests on him, the Oreille d’Or.
Reputed to be infallible, he nevertheless commits an error that puts the crew in mortal danger. He wants to regain the confidence of his comrades but his quest leads them into an even more dramatic situation.
In the world of nuclear deterrence and disinformation, they all find themselves trapped in an uncontrollable spiral.
Le Chant du Loup by Antonin Baudry with François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz and Reda Kateb.
An effective and immersive thriller
With more than a million and a half admissions in cinemas, Le Chant du Loup was one of the surprise successes of 2019. This first feature film by Antonin Baudry proved that France had nothing to envy the Americans in terms of action movies.
A former diplomat at the ministry, the director first distinguished himself in the world of comics with Quai d’Orsaywhich has also been adapted for the cinema in a film of the same name by Bertrand Tavernier in 2013.
This film enthusiast has achieved a real tour de force by literally immersing us in the middle of the French Navy thanks to a neat and suffocating staging, realistic and impressive sets and a five-star cast (François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz and Reda Kateb).
The team shot with real submarines and also recreated the control rooms of the two submarines in the studio, thanks to the work of production designer Benoît Barouh. And for the plans that cannot be filmed under water, the team used digital technologies, here very well mastered.
Finally, the major asset of Le Chant du Loup is the precise and impressive work on the sound by George Lucas’ studio, which also won him the César for Best Sound in 2020.
The audience of AlloCiné praised the feature film since according to the notes of the spectators, Le Chant du Loup is THE best action film of the decade 2010-2019. If Le Chant du Loup has passed under your radar, we advise you to catch up on Netflix. You only have one week left before it leaves the catalog.
Le Chant du Loup is available until February 19 on Netflix.