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Polisse -- A gripping police drama based on true accounts from the Parisian child protection unit
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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Maïwenn (screenplay) &
Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Viewed thru this lens explains a lot See more (31 total) »


  (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)
Laura Renoncourt ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
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
Gaspard Danel .... 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
Emma Javaux .... third assistant director
Hugo Rousselin .... 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
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
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laetitia Bouix .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Loïc Lallemand .... assistant editor
Music Department
Olga FitzRoy .... music engineer
Andrew Green .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Kirsty Whalley .... synth programming
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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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Viewed thru this lens explains a lot, 25 January 2013
Author: MacCarmel from California

I had been looking forward to seeing this film and knew that it had gotten good reviews by critics who I respect. But after seeing it, I am not on the same page. My review may stand out on IMDb as in "which one of these is not like the other". I did not find it funny, nor thrilling, nor a triumph of acting. It's true that this is a star-studded cast, however, there is also a lot of overacting going on. What I saw made me wonder why such frat house behavior among so-called professionals drew IMDb user raves and 13 Cesar award nominations and a Best Film win at Cannes.

And then I tracked down Mick LaSalle's San Francisco Chronicle review and he gave me the perspective needed to understand this film. It is this: Maiwenn Le Besco was the model used for Natalie Portman's film debut (at age 12) in The Professional. Maiwenn came to the attention of that film's director, Luc Besson, at age 15 and had his child at age 16. It all makes sense when viewed through that lens.

The officers of the children's protective services unit often seem to not like children at all, let alone view their job as one of protection. They are unbelievably rude to children and adults alike, physically violent to the people they bring in for questioning, openly mocking & humiliating of adolescents who've been coerced into sexual acts, have a perpetual chip on their shoulder as to their wider standing within the police force, overreact to most everything, and seem to spend an inordinate amount of time having meals and drinks and evenings out with each other as a group. Many of the user reviews chalk this up to some sort of battle fatigue in a group who takes their job so, so seriously. It seems to me, however, that this is a group of people with open disdain for much of the rest of the population, and each other, and they seem to have the opposite reaction to specific cases as one would expect from a professional investigative officer: hysterically leaping en masse into a citywide search for a woman who has taken a child, perhaps her own, vs. lovingly telling the boy whose coach molested him that the man might one day return to coaching because prison time will have taught him that what he did was wrong. This only makes sense from the perspective of someone who has personal experience with her voice being diminished by those who should have protected her.

I notice also that some reviews comment on the ending making no sense and being really rather terrible. It is hard to know which piece of the ending they are speaking about but let me just say that, to me, that last bit with Iris was the most real part of the entire film. I totally understand every aspect of that. Especially with Mick's insight.

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