A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.

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Louis Vincent Mangin
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Pascale Rocard ...
Marie Vedret
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Franck Karoui ...
René
Jonathan Leïna ...
Simon
Jacques Mathou ...
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Bernard Fuzellier ...
Nez Cassé
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Claude (as Meaachou Bentahar)
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Mohamed Ayari ...
Momo
Abdel Kader Touati ...
Maxime
Jamil Bouarada ...
Jean
Bechir Idani ...
Barman René
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Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Musique: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki)
Voix: Stefania Woytowicz
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An objective appraisal of African Muslim community.
27 March 2003 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Police is an objective appraisal of African Muslim community wherein Pialat takes us on a fantastic tour of Parisian drug dealing activities.He has vibrantly portrayed Arab world from an evenhanded French perspective by depicting individuals caught in a vortex of social context.All its characters are so vulnerable that even the slightest fantasy pays a heavy price.Pialat has acquired laudable brilliance from his leading players.Depardieu is exceptionally brilliant in his role as Inspector Mangin.Sophie Marceau is equally impressive in her role as compulsive liar Noria.She has incarnated her role with noteworthy aplomb.Police is a solemn chronicle about the interminable combat involving corrupt people on the one hand and an honest police officer like Mangin on the other hand.Police differs from other films of thriller genre by laying a good deal of emphasis on its protagonists' frame of mind.


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