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Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 October 2011 (France)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

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Nadine
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Fred (as Joeystarr)
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Iris
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Mathieu
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Melissa
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Francesco
Karole Rocher ...
Chrys
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Baloo (as Frederic Pierrot)
Arnaud Henriet ...
Bamako
Naidra Ayadi ...
Nora
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Gabriel
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Beauchard
Laurent Bateau ...
Hervé, le mari de Nadine
Carole Franck ...
Céline
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The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit - taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets and chewing over relationship issues at lunch; interrogating abusive parents, taking statements from children, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Knowing the worst exists and living with it. How do these cops balance their private lives and the reality they confront every working day? Fred, the group's hypersensitive wild card, is going to have a hard time facing the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer on a Ministry of the Interior assignment to document the unit. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Polis  »

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$16,568 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$171,320 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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Baloo locks up the mother on drugs telling her "Police. Handcuffs. Prison." This can be seen as a reference to Luc Besson's movie Subway (1985), as it is the exact laconic sentence of Commissioner Gesberg capturing the "Roller Skater". See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.18 (2011) See more »

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DOMINE AD ADIUVENDUM RV 593 - GLORIA PATRI ET FILIO
(Antonio Vivaldi (as A. Vivaldi))
Soprano : S. Gritton
The Things Consort dirige par R. King
Kapagama / Hyperion records
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Interesting, realistic, very good film
15 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea that this film had many nominations at last year's César awards (the french Oscars). I started to see it on cable and immediately got interested in the subject and the way they handle it. It's straight forward but subtle at the same time. It has a good moving pace, there's always something going on. The array of characters is very rich and even though there's no time to get more deeply into their private worlds, you get to understand that they are mere human beings doing their best at their job, which is trying to protect all "minors" from abusive situations. I specially liked the realism of the characters, you end up caring for most of them and wishing them well in their actions.


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