Film #266: THE NEST aka NID DE GUEPES
The Nest (aka Nid de Guepes)
4.5 out of 5 stars
An elite swat team is escorting Abedin Nexhep, an Albanian criminal, white slaver, & rapist to trial. They are ambushed and retreat to a nearby warehouse. Meanwhile, an amateur band of thieves is in the process of robbing the place. The two groups stand against the ambushers who are better-armed and have three-times as many killers." This French action thriller directed by Florent Emilio Siri (HOSTAGE) & starring Samy Naceri (DAYS OF GLORY), Benoit Magimel (A GIRL CUT IN TWO), Nadia Fares (THE CRIMSON RIVERS, STORMWATCH), Pascal Greggory (LA VIE EN ROSE), Sami Bouajila (DAYS OF GLORY, THE SEIGE), Richard Sammel (OSS117: CAIRO: NEST OF SPIES) is reminiscent of such great siege films as ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. The plot is tight and the acting solid (although some of it does come off as distinctly “European”) with some very cool action set pieces thrown in. This one might surprise you with how well it’s done.