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Police, Adjective (2009) More at IMDbPro »Politist, adjectiv (original title)

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Police, Adjective -- Cop contemplates real meaning of authority, turns to dictionary. "Further proof of the strength of the Romanian New Wave" - Dargis, NY Times
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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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 

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
Location Management
Marius Pandelea .... location manager
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
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 13 people found the following review useful.
Ugh,, 12 January 2013
Author: jimel98 from United States

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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