Combination of Breaking Bad and Money Heist (we can say, though). The Stronghold is based on real-life incidents that have been shaped by a French series falling into the genre of Crime-Drama and Thriller. The Stronghold is also known as BAC: Nord (officially), is based on an actual incident; however, the production has taken the support of fictitious places, characters, dialogues, and the maneuvers of actions. Thinking of the entire plot now, I even feel that the story is kind of an amalgamation of “Shawshank Redemption,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Money Heist.”
Directed by Cédric Jimenez and Written by Audrey Diwan, Benjamin Charbit, and Cédric Jimenez, the movie was released worldwide through Netflix Video Streaming Giant on 17th September 2021 had an IMDB rating of 7.3/10.
Now coming back to why I said about the amalgamation of the popular movies, it is so because the movie deals with Robbery and Corruption of Drugs, making it somewhat corresponding to Breaking Bad and Money Heist and 18 innocent policemen were suffering because of the deed they haven’t done which makes it slightly congruent with Shawshank Redemption. Now I’m not saying that my analysis is wholly correct, but this is just my opinion, and I want to know your opinions so you all may share in the comments section below.
The 1 hour 45 minutes movie is based upon the 2012 incident. The Incident was there was an accusation on 18 Police Men of charging a lump sum for freeing a criminal offender. This happened in the French city Marseille where 18 Police officers of the BAC Anti Crime unit were charged with Corruption. However, the actual movie “The Stronghold” revolves around 3 Marseille Police Officers, Greg, Antoine, and Yass, who were lured by the drug smuggling because all three were tired from their daily duties and small pennies.
Will there be a Sequel to “The Stronghold”?
The Stronghold, originally and officially known as BAC: Nord, was released globally through Netflix Video Streaming Giant on 17th September 2021. However, thinking of the Sequel, there has been no news or an official statement or press release by any of the Crew or Netflix. However, the movie received a lot of appraisals because of its finely curated cast, engaging plot, enthusiastic audience response, and most importantly, Positive Critical Acclamation. But as gathered from few sources, there was some controversy regarding the Drug Dealers’ Inhumane Acts and Poverty-stricken Malnourished Children shown in the movie.
Even if we think of the ending, it was contemplative because if made an extra plot and used in the sequel, there might be instances where we can see Antoine, Greg, and Yass returning to their duties. The Trio and their handling of any emergency on Ghettos are synonymous, so there might be a chance that the Anti Crime Team might need the trio’s assistance. To those who don’t know what a Ghetto is, a Ghetto is an insignificant minor part of a city where the minority community dwells. They are categorized as minorities based on religion, income, social, legal, economic, etc.
Even though some stories can be stretched out through the present story, the actual ending was, in a way, the ultimate climax (if analyzed thoroughly). And if we take the case of Netflix, we should wait for another 2 to 3 months to know if the film returns with a sequel. Currently, the status is 80%: 20% because there is a maximum chance there won’t be any sequel. However, the little contemplative note of the story can make us think twice.