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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

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Performed by Yan Raiburg
Arranged by Yan Raiburg
Lyrics by Grigore Vieru
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12 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not the type that demands lots of action for a cop movie to be good, I just want SOMETHING. This movie had very little. The story idea was great but if moved slower than a turtle in a snowdrift. I sat watching this hoping it would get better, just a little. I was glad I had the option of fast forwarding. A scene where the main character eats while in the background his wife listens to music. WOW, that's entertainment. For a minute, two maybe three minutes I could deal, but this scene was closer to 5 minutes, or at least is seemed like it. Watching the house was far longer than it had to be. The acting was flat as a pancake. I know real life conversations are not always animated and I don't want a lot of that, but everyone sounded like they were stuggling to stay awake, which, if not for fast forward, I could identify with.

I applaud the moral and ethical soul searching, I just wish it had been cut to a 15 minute movie.


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