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

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Maïwenn

Writers:

Maïwenn (screenplay), Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Nadine
JoeyStarr ... 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 Arnaud Henriet ... Bamako
Naidra Ayadi Naidra Ayadi ... Nora
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Gabriel
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Beauchard
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Hervé, le mari de Nadine
Carole Franck ... Céline
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Referenced in Rock'n Roll (2017) See more »

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(Peter Akinrinola/Imogen Heap (as Imogen Jennifer Heap))
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(p) 1998 Mercury Records Limited
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i liked it!
7 December 2011 | by vcutySee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | Romanian | Arabic

Release Date:

19 October 2011 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,568, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$211,440

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,601,245
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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