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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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Release Date:
3 July 2009 (Romania) See more »
A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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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France:115 min | USA:113 min | Argentina:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Wry,Droll Slice Of (Romanian) Life, 4 March 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Hey gang...are you in the mood for a cop thriller with loads & loads of one car chase scene after another,enough stuff being blown up,real good,ditzy mindless blonde's with size 40 hooters parading around practically nude through out most of the film,as well as lots & lots of bloody,graphic scenes of people having their heads blown off with double barrel shotguns (at point blank range)? Well if you yourself a favour and avoid 'Police,Adjective' like the plague. That aside, 'Police,Adjective' is a drama with some comedic touches from Romania that goes for the brain,instead of the testosterone fueled quarter oz.excuse of functional gray matter (and you know who you are). The story here concerns a plainclothes detective,Cristi (played to perfection by Dragos Bucur),who is on assignment to shadow a potential drug pusher,who is a high school student,to be set up for a drug sting. Problem is,Cristi has nagging doubts that this boy is truly guilty & objects to said such sting. Throughout his working day, Cristi has to deal with un-cooperative co workers,as well as his wife, Anca (Irina Saulescu),who has a penchant for turgid Romanian pop songs (she plays the same banal video over & over again on You Tube,while Cristi tries to enjoy his supper). For me,the (obviously)high points of this film concerns the occasional diatribes between Cristi & his co workers,replete with semantics (had this film been directed by the likes of Quentin Tarrentino,they would have droning on about American pop culture of the 1970's---thank goodness it wasn't). Corneliu Porumbiou ('12:08 East of Bucharest')writes & directs this low key police drama with more than a dash of brains going for it. The rest of the cast turn in equally fine roles. A director that is worth keeping an eye out for. Spoken in Romanian with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film has a few drug related references,but ABSOLUTELY no nudity,sexual content,violence or pervasive strong language

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