Police Beat is a highly unconventional crime film in which the protagonist Z is so preoccupied with his possibly unfaithful girlfriend that he never once acknowledges criminal world that swirls around him. The crimes Z encounters become mirrors of the his turbulent inner state, allowing him to philosophize about his unstable romantic relationship as well as his own development as an emotional being. While Z's regular interactions are in English, his thoughts the film's narration are in his native Wolof, the primary language of West Africa. In this way, Police Beat is an unusual portrait of an immigrant new to the United States that focuses less on the protagonist's socio-economic difficulties than on his emotional responses to American life. Written by
One of the best characters in the whole film was not listed on IMDb. The Bush Assassian was incredibly funny and helped the film get a twist of humor in this dramatic plot. You have the purse snatcher listed whose face was never even seen and Rachel's neighbor...why? What about the rest of the cast that actually had interesting scenes and dialog? I would like to know who the rest of the cast is and where I can find them in the future. There was also a little problem with the sound on the girlfriends messages... did anyone understand what she was saying? Don't get me wrong I think this was a good film but it certainly could have used a little sound work. But I would once again like to state that in the cast listings that ALL cast should be listed not just 8.
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