Raid dingue

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Raid dingue
Directed by Dany Boon
Produced by Jérôme Seydoux
Dany Boon
Vivien Aslanian
Romain Le Grand
Patrick Quinet
Eric Hubert
Bruno Morin
Written by Dany Boon
Sarah Kaminsky
Starring Alice Pol
Dany Boon
Michel Blanc
Yvan Attal
Sabine Azéma
Patrick Mille
François Levantal
Florent Peyre
Music by Maxime Desprez
Michaël Tordjman
Cinematography Denis Rouden
Distributed by Pathé
Release date
  • 19 December 2016 (2016-12-19) (Liévin premiere)
  • 1 February 2017 (2017-02-01) (France)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $38 million
Box office $33.8 million[1]

Raid dingue is a 2016 French comedy film written and directed by Dany Boon.


Johanna Pasquali (Alice Pol) is a young woman who dreams to be part of the elite national security force RAID. Her father is Interior Minister Jacques Pasquali, who pulls strings to get her in as a trainee with the condition that his involvement remains secret. He secretly plans to make his daughter disillusioned with RAID and no longer want to be part of it. Johanna and the other trainees are the responsibility of Eugène Froissard (Dany Boon), whose wife has left him for his brother and is regarded as a jinx by his colleagues. Froissard is furious at the idea of a woman being part of RAID, and intends to find any excuse to make Johanna leave.



Dany Boon stated the original idea for the film came to him "almost 10 years ago.", at that he would originally play Alice's roll in the film.[2] To prepare for the film, Boon met with France’s RAID, the equivalent of SWAT in June 2014.[2] After the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Boon changed the ending of the film.[2]

Raid dingue was set to start shooting in France and Belgium in late February 2016.[3]


Dany Boon, Alice Pol et François Levantal presenting the film on January 25

Raid dingue opened in France on 1 February 2017.[2] The film grossed $31.6 million for Pathé, taking second place in the 2017 box office as of the end of November.[4]


  1. ^ JP. "RAID Dingue (2017)- JPBox-Office". 
  2. ^ a b c d Hopewell, John (14 January 2017). "Dany Boon on 'Raid: Special Unit,' 'Une Jolie Ch'tite Famille' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (4 February 2016). "Dany Boon Readies 'Raid Dingue' With Pathe, Artemis (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (13 December 2017). "France box office report 2017: 'Valerian' success, admissions decline". Screen Daily. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 

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