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Corneliu Porumboiu (screenplay)
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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 »
13 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cinema, superlative - credible, original, precise See more (41 total) »


  (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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:6 | Sweden:Btl
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56 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Cinema, superlative - credible, original, precise, 2 July 2009
Author: Mihnea the Pitbull from Romania

One of the best movies of the year - and, definitely, of the Romanian cinema all over.

After "12:08: East of Bucharest" (aka "A fost sau n-a fost" - original title), Cornel Porumboiu does it again: an incisive and tender, empathic and ruthless look into our contemporary humanity. It brings back memories of Kafka's "Trial": the blind mechanism of Law, meant to help us live better and, because of so many machine-like people, turned into a device for destroying lives. In the role of the young policeman who loses his faith into the system, Dragos Bucur brings on screen another of his memorable performances - subtle, deep, finely tuned.

But the main virtue of this excellent movie, of course, is Cornel's directing - credible, original, precise. The static long shots, creating pent-up inner tensions... the unbearable waiting scenes, under a leaden sky... the discrete plastic compositions of the frame... the insidious rhythm... the careful attention to the minutest details - everything, with a due meaning and a perfectly weighted impact.

Special kudos for the pivotal scene built up around Mirabela Dauer's song "I Don't Leave You Love" - a rare piece of abstruse idiocy, used as a main axis for the protagonist's confrontation with the life's absolute absurdity. The scene is so masterfully built and shot, that it makes us scream laughing (in Cannes, the audience was delirious) - but the ultimate meaning is tragic... this being Porumboiu's definitory characteristic - as he said himself: "comical authors are often the saddest ones of all".

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