6.6/10
1,881
10 user 27 critic
A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.

Director:

Maurice Pialat

Writers:

Catherine Breillat (based on an original idea by), Catherine Breillat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dossignan is a zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat
Loulou (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Maurice Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A husband and wife in a loveless marriage struggle to remain ignorant to their failed relationship.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Monique is dying. Around her gather her unfaithful husband, her son, who is like his father, and her daughter-in-law. We observe them playing with life as she dies.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Hubert Deschamps, Philippe Léotard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Sabine Haudepin, Philippe Marlaud, Annick Alane
À Nos Amours (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent
Le garçu (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Antoine is four years old. His father Gerard leaves his mother Sophie. Gerard has several mistresses, but never knows how to leave them. Sophie takes a new lover, Jeannot.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Géraldine Pailhas, Antoine Pialat
Van Gogh (1991)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life are examined.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq
L'Enfance Nue (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutenberg, Raoul Billerey
Happy Easter (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sophie Marceau, Marie Laforêt
L'étudiante (1988)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning. When Jazz musician Edouard wooes her, she agrees on a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali
The Party 2 (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two years after the first "Boum", Vic - now 15 and a half years old - has a very calm love life, actually no boyfriend at all. Her parents are happily together again, Grandma Poupette ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey, Sophie Marceau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Louis Vincent Mangin
Sophie Marceau ... Noria
Richard Anconina ... Lambert
Pascale Rocard Pascale Rocard ... Marie Vedret
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Lydie
Franck Karoui Franck Karoui ... René
Jonathan Leïna Jonathan Leïna ... Simon
Jacques Mathou ... Gauthier
Bernard Fuzellier Bernard Fuzellier ... Nez Cassé
Bentahar Meaachou Bentahar Meaachou ... Claude (as Meaachou Bentahar)
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ... Dédé
Mohamed Ayari Mohamed Ayari ... Momo
Abdel Kader Touati Abdel Kader Touati ... Maxime
Jamil Bouarada Jamil Bouarada ... Jean
Bechir Idani Bechir Idani ... Barman René
Edit

Storyline

Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Polícia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

LES ZOMBIS
Jean-Michel Cabrimol
John Henry
(Musique boîte de nuit)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Kind of slow going but ultimately worth it
19 January 2014 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This definitely isn't the most exciting movie about law enforcement (it took me three tries to finish it because I kept falling asleep). Instead of car chases and shoot-outs it contains a lot of dialogue (some obviously improvised) and focuses mostly on the relationships between the various interesting characters. It is a kind of a police procedural, but even there it focuses on the more mundane aspects of police work that the much more famous Hollywood(and slightly more famous Italian) cop movies tend to skip over.

The whole thing wouldn't work though if it weren't for the acting. Gerard Depardieu plays one of his sympathetic anti-heroes, the kind of guy you really shouldn't like, but eventually really do. Even though she was only about 18 at the time, Sophie Marceau manages to hold her own against the great Depardieu as a potential femme fatale who is mixed up with the Tunisian drug dealers he is trying to bust. It's well known that Marceau is a "Bond girl", but it's not often mentioned that (with the possible exception of Eva Green) she's also the most TALENTED of all the "Bond girls". I was impressed with Sandrine Bonnaire for another reason. I knew she was a formidable actress from Claude Chabrol's "L'Initiation", but I had no idea how cute and sexy she was in her younger years. She has a much smaller role as a 19-year-old prostitute Depardieu's character picks up, but she handles the requisite French-movie full-frontal nude scenes both Depardieu and Marceau uncharacteristically fore-go.

The crime story here is interesting too in that both the Tunisian criminals and the cops are obviously flawed, but not unsympathetic characters. (You kind of don't want anybody to win or lose).This is kind of a slow-going flick, but ultimately it is worth it.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed