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Polisse -- A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.
Polisse -- A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

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Director:
Writers:
Maïwenn (screenplay) &
Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Engagingly conversational, humanely sociological..." See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Karin Viard ... Nadine

Joey Starr ... Fred (as Joeystarr)

Marina Foïs ... Iris

Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Mathieu

Maïwenn ... Melissa

Riccardo Scamarcio ... Francesco
Karole Rocher ... Chrys

Emmanuelle Bercot ... Sue Ellen

Frédéric Pierrot ... Baloo (as Frederic Pierrot)
Arnaud Henriet ... Bamako
Naidra Ayadi ... Nora
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Gabriel
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Beauchard
Laurent Bateau ... Hervé, le mari de Nadine
Carole Franck ... Céline
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo ... Le prof de gym
Anne Suarez ... Alice

Sandrine Kiberlain ... Mme de la Faublaise
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... M. de la Faublaise

Anthony Delon ... Alex
Alain Attal ... Marc
Maëva Pasquali ... Estelle
Bine Sarambounou ... La mère d'Ousman

Audrey Lamy ... La mère au bébé secoué
Sophie Cattani ... La mère qui a enlevé son bébé
Laurence Arrouy ... Médecin accouchement
Aurélie Braconnier ... Sage-femme
Nathalie Boutefeu ... La mère de Sandra
Christelle Charpentier ... Femme accueil BPM (as Chrystel Charpentier)
Alexandre Carrière ... Père Dolorès
Caroline Attal ... Femme dîner 1
François Kraus ... Homme dîner 1

Lilou Fogli ... Femme dîner 2
Orazio Massaro ... Homme dîner 2
Virgil Vernier ... Homme dîner 3
Hervé Temime ... Substitut du procureur
Albert Igual ... Papy Marie
Sébastien Farran ... Commissaire divisionnaire BRB
Winston Ong ... Homme sans fantasme
Riton Liebman ... Franck

Emmanuel Gayet ... Denis
Valérie de Monza ... La juge
Michel Chesneau ... Barman café
Olivier Breton ... Homme au café
Jamel Barbouche ... Homme barbu
Patrick Le Besco ... Père de Melissa
Abdelkader Belkhodja ... Grand P ère de Melissa
Amina Annabi ... Mère de Melissa
Lou Doillon ... Soeur Melissa
Julien Landais ... Frère de Melissa
Eric Dupuis ... Moniteur instructeur
Rabah Loucif ... Epicier
Jérôme Perrot ... Policier épicerie
Arabelle Savu ... Interprète Adina
Jean Fornerod ... Romain

Arben Bajraktaraj ... Yougo échappé
Alice de Lencquesaing ... Sandra
Malonn Lévana ... Dolorès
Gaye Sarambounou ... Ousman
Joseph Créhange ... Solal
Violante Stillacci ... Lucie
Fiamma Stillacci ... Bianca
Luna Turcat ... Sophie de la Faublaise
Carla Guffroy ... Marie
Manon Tournier ... Ado portable
Marguerite Machuel ... Fille Nadine 1
Simone Machuel ... Fille Nadine 2
Lisa Guibet ... Fille de Fred
Elise Amblard ... Ado gothique
Denisa Nita ... Jeune Roumaine
Maïlys Amrous ... Ado webcam

Nina Rodriguez ... Fille Baloo
Nathan Mamberti ... Fils Baloo
Wendy Nieto ... Marilyn
Louis Dussol ... Copain de Solal
Eden Mandereau ... Ado puceau
Chloé Vaello ... Ado victime miol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aurélie Michon ... Midwife (uncredited)

Directed by
Maïwenn 
 
Writing credits
Maïwenn (screenplay) &
Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay)

Produced by
Alain Attal .... producer
Arnaud Bertrand .... associate producer
Dominique Boutonnat .... associate producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Hubert Caillard .... associate producer
Véronique Cuilhe .... associate producer
Stéphane Célérier .... associate producer
Valérie Garcia .... associate producer
Alain Kappauf .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Aïm 
 
Film Editing by
Laure Gardette 
 
Casting by
Nicolas Ronchi 
 
Production Design by
Nicolas de Boiscuillé 
 
Set Decoration by
Abdel-Kader Hadjadj 
 
Costume Design by
Marité Coutard 
 
Makeup Department
Natacha Bernet .... key makeup artist
Estelle Tolstoukine .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Xavier Amblard .... production manager
Ludovic Beurton .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Vincent Lecerf .... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Mouchet .... post-production manager
Laurent Rizzon .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Breton .... second assistant director
Frédéric Gérard .... first assistant director
Clément Inglesakis .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Dominique Coste .... property master
Charlotte Filler .... assistant decorator
Gilles Graziano .... computer graphic designer
Cyril Péré .... property master
Jérémie Sfez .... first assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Christophe Burdet .... assistant foley artist
Guadalupe Cassius .... dialogue editor
Matthieu Choux .... sound mix technician
Emmanuel Croset .... sound
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... sound editor
Franck Duval .... boom operator
Patrick Egreteau .... foley artist
Cyrille Lauwerier .... adr mixer
Cyrille Lauwerier .... sound re-recording mixer
Edouard Murcier .... adr supervisor
Sandy Notarianni .... sound editor
Nicolas Provost .... sound
Hubert Teissedre .... foley mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Dehaene .... digital compositor
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Adrien Garcia .... digital compositor
Celine Goriot .... assistant visual effects coordinator
Joel Pinto .... visual effects supervisor
Laurent Ripoll .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
Anthony Pho .... stunts
Julien Piguet .... stunt driver
Justine Poiret .... stunt double
Patrick Ronchin .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anne Cottreel .... second assistant camera
Stéphane Cry .... electrician
Claire Mathon .... camera operator
Frédéric Thurot .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Laurent Couraud .... extras casting
Elsa Pharaon .... casting: Children
 
Editorial Department
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Loïc Lallemand .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Olga FitzRoy .... music engineer
Andrew Green .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
 
Other crew
Thierry Artur .... production accountant
Marie Jardillier .... production assistant
Grégoire Jeudy .... additional set production assistant
Marie Le Mire .... legal
Emilie Maggiar .... production accountant assistant
Marion Pin .... script supervisor
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Emmanuel Sierra .... chief financial officer
 

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127 min
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Trivia:
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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Soundtrack:
STAND ON THE WORDSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Engagingly conversational, humanely sociological...", 4 May 2014
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

French screenwriter, actress and director Maïwenn's third feature film which she co-wrote with French screenwriter, actress and director Emmanuelle Bercot, is inspired by the directors research and observations during the time she spent with the child protection unit in France. It premiered In competition at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival in 2011, was screened in the Competition section at the 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival in 2011, was shot on locations in France and is a French production which was produced by producer Alain Attal. It tells the story about Iris, Nadine, Chrystelle, Sue-Ellen, Nora, Fred, Mathieu, Gabriel, Bamako and Balloo who are working at the child department within the law enforcement in the capital city of France, and who one day is introduced by their superintendent named Beauchard to a photographer named Mélissa Zaïa whom has been assigned to make a photo-book for the police department.

Distinctly and subtly directed by French filmmaker Maïwenn, this finely paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints, draws a commendably authentic and increasingly heartrending portrayal of the interdependence, collaboration, conflicts and dedication within a police unit. While notable for its naturalistic and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by cinematographer Pierre Aïm, film editing by film editors Yann Dedet and Laure Gardette and use of sound, colors and light, this dialog-driven and interchangeably character-driven story about the everyday life, courageousness and priceless necessity of men and women who on a regular basis are confronted with amongst others fathers and mothers who have maltreated their children, the fast transition between cases to avoid personal involvement and how this affects their mentality, their views on people and their private lives, depicts multiple dense and interrelated studies of character and contains a great and timely score by English composer Stephen Warbeck.

This situational, eloquently humorous and contrastingly though harmonically romantic drama which is set in Paris, France in the 21st century and where men and women who either are parents themselves or are about to become parents are listening to numerous children and youths who have been encouraged to criminality and subjected to sexual crimes, and parents who either believes that child abuse is an appropriate way of child fostering or sneeringly claims that having connections with high class citizens pardons them from molesting their wives and children, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, rhythmic continuity, distinct realism, merging of the children and adults' viewpoints, coherent interplay and the involving and heartfelt acting performances by French actresses Karin Viard, Marina Fïos, Emmanuelle Bercot, Naidra Ayadi, Karole Rocher and French musician and actor Joeystarr. An engagingly conversational, humanely sociological and reflectively cinematographic narrative feature.

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