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Police, Adjective (2009)
"Politist, adjectiv" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  3 July 2009 (Romania)
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A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends.

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Cristi
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Anghelache
Ion Stoica ...
Nelu
Irina Saulescu ...
Anca
Cerasela Trandafir ...
Gina
Marian Ghenea ...
Prosecutor
Cosmin Selesi ...
Costi
Serban Georgevici ...
Sica
George Remes ...
Vali
Adina Dulcu ...
Dana
Dan Cogalniceanu ...
Gica
Costi Dita ...
Officer on Duty
Alexandru Sabadac ...
Alex
Anca Diaconu ...
Doina
Radu Costin ...
Victor
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In grim, dull Vaslui, Cristi is a young police officer, conscientious, laconic, recently married to Anca, a teacher. He's tailing a kid who smokes pot and may be supplying his friends. Cristi dislikes the assignment: the kid's clearly not a dealer, an arrest would ruin his life, and, Cristi assumes that Romania will soon tolerate marijuana. His superior tells him flatly that the law is the law and to finish the case with a quick arrest. Cristi wants to follow the informant, a youth whose father is a builder. Cristi watches, he smokes, he writes reports, he wants to meet with the prosecutor. Can a cop have a conscience? Is the noun being modified "procedural" or "state"? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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€800,000 (estimated)

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$19,452 (USA) (25 December 2009)

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$48,298 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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Romania's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Mirabela Dauer
Arranged by Dan Dimitriu
Lyrics by Dan Ioan Pantoiu
Produced by Roton Music
Played and discussed at Cristi's home
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loved it!!
19 January 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

loved it, so simple, yet meaningful, real-life like, and profound. Enjoyed every minute of it. The movie is full of peace, love! Any person who loves to look deeper in movies and scripts will immensely enjoy the experience.

This movie makes you think that how in studio movies, we have moved away from real life and into make-up, gadgetry, fancy cars, fancy houses and in the process we loose the real feeling that makes a movie close to life. The movie is set in no pretentious neighborhood, no fancy houses, cars, dresses and gadgets. Because all is real.

Plot: a police detective is faced by a situation where his moral voice does not allow him to follow orders and become a party in the arrest of some kids who smoke hashish. He believes that if he became a party to the arrest, his will never be able to walk with clear conscious. The movie is all about how he does not want to do something which he thinks will haunt him for the rest of his life.


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