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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred (as Joeystarr)
Karole Rocher ...
Baloo (as Frederic Pierrot)
Arnaud Henriet ...
Naidra Ayadi ...
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Laurent Bateau ...
Hervé, le mari de Nadine
Carole Franck ...


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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Release Date:

19 October 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Polis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$171,320 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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The French word for Police is spelled and said the same as in English. The title "Polisse" sounds like "police" and it is written as a child would do (the film is about the Youth Crime Squad in Paris). See more »


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i liked it!
7 December 2011 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

now that is a good film..too much talk in the dialog, which is famous in the french cinema and drama in general ,but this time it was well used i was not bothered by it,it's stayed real,and dealing with a true realistic problem without exaggeration, presenting it as is- i felt like as if its a reality drama ,that a hidden camera was shooting a real life events not drama,that is success,the film is deep and subtle and its emotional too,acting is very well carried out... even by the minors who were interviewed and the children,i must emphasis on" Maïwenn's" acting ,it was very calm yet deep and superb."Joey starr" was good too in some moments though he was exaggerating in anger in others but over all good acting i say if you have a chance to go watch this film, please do it s worth it really.

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