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Police, Adjective -- Cristi is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hash to two of his school mates. "Offering" is punished by the law. Cristi believes that the law will change, he does not want the life of a young man he considers irresponsible to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior the word conscience has an entirely different meaning...

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Writer:
Corneliu Porumboiu (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 July 2009 (Romania) See more »
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Plot:
A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dragos Bucur ... Cristi

Vlad Ivanov ... 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
Viorel Nebunu ... Alex's Father
Emanoela Tigla ... Alex's Mother
Daniel Bîrsan ... Barman
Mioara Bungeanu ... Shopkeeper

Directed by
Corneliu Porumboiu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Corneliu Porumboiu  screenplay

Produced by
Corneliu Porumboiu .... producer
Marcela Ursu .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Marius Panduru 
 
Film Editing by
Roxana Szel 
 
Production Design by
Mihaela Poenaru 
 
Costume Design by
Georgiana Bostan  (as Giorgiana Bostan)
 
Makeup Department
Cristina Ilie .... make-up artist
 
Production Management
Sorina Dumitru .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandru Belc .... assistant director
Adina Dulcu .... assistant director
Cristi Iftime .... assistant director
Mihai Sofronea .... first assistant director
Alexandru Vitzentzatos .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cosmin Brezuica .... props
Paul Dinescu .... props
Negoita Mihai .... props (as Mihai Negoita)
Eugen Pisau .... props
Adrian Sofran .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alex Dragomir .... sound (as Alexandru Dragomir)
Christian Mike Sugar .... sound recordist
Attila Tõzsér .... sound re-recording mixer
Sebastian Zsemlye .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nica Constantin .... focus puller (as Costel Nica)
Dinu Costel .... gaffer (as Costel Dinu)
Sebastian Imbrea .... grip
Cristi Lupu .... camera mechanic
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Florescu .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dana Cioplea .... negative cutter
Mariana Cosor .... negative cutter
Catalin Miloiu .... telecine colorist
 
Transportation Department
Sorin Aftene .... driver: film
Ionut Buburuz .... driver: crew
Nicolae Chioveanu .... driver: prop van
Dorel Dohotaru .... driver
Ion Gramaticu .... driver: production van
Daniel Haba .... driver: actors
Beatrice Popa .... transport coordinator
 
Other crew
Sergiu Balan .... runner
Roxana Comes .... production secretary
Dragos Gîlea .... production assistant
Adriana Mînoru .... production coordinator: Kodak Cinelabs Romania
Marius Pandelea .... consultant
Marius Pandelea .... location manager
Mihai Tirziman .... production assistant
Eliza Tolu .... customer service representative
Maria Voican .... lawyer
 
Thanks
Naeif Abugamea .... thanks: Minimarket Asia
Petru Asmarandei .... thanks
Nuta Baetu .... thanks
Nica Bocu .... thanks: Vaslui County Council
Marcel Bot .... thanks: S.C. MIRCO ITALIA S.R.L.
Valeriu Caragata .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Council
Mihai Carp .... thanks: Vaslui County Police Inspectorate
Florin Ciurariu .... thanks: Vaslui County School Inspectorate
Radu Corozel .... thanks: Vaslui County Police Inspectorate
Aurora Cracea .... thanks
Cornel Cracea .... thanks
The Vieru Family .... thanks
Aurel Felincioiu .... thanks
Constantin Galescu .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Police
Laurentiu Maxim .... thanks: Viitorul Vaslui Sport Club
Vasile Mihalachi .... thanks: Vaslui County Council
Laurentiu Morosanu .... thanks: Vaslui County Police Inspectorate
Baclea Nicusor .... thanks: Vaslui County Police Inspectorate
Sorin Oprea .... thanks: General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Antiterrorism
Vasile Paval .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Council
Thierry Perronnet .... thanks
Gheorghe Popa .... thanks: Vaslui County Police Inspectorate
Claudiu Rapa-Haj .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Police
George Sava .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Police
Manuel Stamate .... thanks: Vaslui Municipal Police
Aurora Stefan .... thanks
Dragos Sterian .... thanks: Bar Magnolia
Laurentiu Turbatu .... thanks: Vaslui Communal Police
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Politist, adjectiv" - Romania (original title)
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Runtime:
France:115 min | USA:113 min | Argentina:115 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:6 | Sweden:Btl
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Romania's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010.See more »
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
conscience meets adjectives, 3 February 2010
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

I recently saw "4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days", about a woman's efforts to have an abortion in Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania. Now comes "Politist, adj." ("Police, Adjective" in English), Romania's submission to the Academy Awards as Best Foreign Language Film of 2009. This one looks at small-town cop Cristi (Dragos Bucur) assigned to investigate a boy smoking hashish, and how he begins to have misgivings about the ethical ramifications of the task.

What strikes me is how much this small town in Romania looks like Russia. Most of the buildings all have a very Eastern Bloc look. To be certain, there are a few scenes where Dragos goes to the boy's house in what appears to be a posher section of the town, with more modern-looking houses. Many of the scenes in the film are long shots, especially the scene where Cristi and his superior use the dictionary to debate the true meaning of conscience and other words.

I don't know if I would call this the greatest movie ever made, but I still recommend it. The scene where Cristi eats dinner while his wife has an obnoxious song playing on the computer really shows Cristi's break in terms of conscience, just because of how he reacts.

Anyway, I like to get to see cultures that we don't often see, and I really liked this movie. I hope that Romania gives us more like this.

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