The Takedown: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The Takedown is a Netflix French film packed with action and comedy, following a duo of mismatched cops investigating a murder case in France which reveals itself to be a widespread criminal affair.

Release date

The Takedown will be available to watch on Netflix on May 6th, 2022.

Cast and creators

  • Omar Sy
  • Laurent Lafitte
  • Izïa Higelin
  • Dimitri Storoge
  • Luka Quinn
  • Caroline Mathieu
  • Léopold Bara
  • Jean-Louis Tilburg

Directed by Louis Leterrier

Written by Stéphane Kazandjian


“Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The unlikely pair are reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.”

Other details

The original name of this French film is ‘Loin du périph’. 

Louis Leterrier said it will be a sequel to ‘On the Other Side of the Tracks’ (2012).


Ousmane Diakité and François Monge reunite after a decade to discreetly look into a series of murders with the help of Alice Gauthier. Uncovering a string of coordinated attacks, they soon realise that the investigation might be a lot larger than they believed it to be.

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