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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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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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Arranged by Dan Dimitriu
Lyrics by Dan Ioan Pantoiu
Produced by Roton Music
Played and discussed at Cristi's home
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Absolutely not your common police movie
20 March 2010 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The Romanian film wonder goes on and what's wonderous about it is that it's not afraid of life, like most movies around the world are. Since the beginning of the 1900s, there's an agreement about that life being absolutely boring. Lucky thing you can cut the film.

But here, we follow the young policeman on a routine mission, trying to investigate a supposed drug crime. The camera goes on for ten minutes, nothing happens or more likely...everything happens. What's morality about. Following the law or following your conscience? Or is it the same thing? Or should it be? An action drama there the action takes place inside the characters and the viewers. And that's absolutely fair enough.


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