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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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Maïwenn

Writers:

Maïwenn (screenplay), Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Nadine
Joey Starr ... Fred (as Joeystarr)
Marina Foïs ... Iris
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Mathieu
Maïwenn ... Melissa
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Francesco
Karole Rocher 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 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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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | Romanian | Arabic

Release Date:

19 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Polis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,568, 20 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$171,320, 17 June 2012
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Color

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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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BABY I'M YOURS
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Entertaining Docudrama
27 February 2014 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, the photographer Melissa (Maïwenn) is assigned by the Ministry of the Interior to document the daily activities of the BPM – the Police Division for Child Protection under the command of Chief Baloo (Frederic Pierrot).

Along the days, Melissa witnesses and takes photos of pedophiles, children and women abusers and abused and befriends the team of detectives, sharing their investigations along the working days and leaning how their jobs affect their private lives. Soon she has a love affair with the sensitive and emotive Detective Fred (Joeystarr).

"Polisse" is an entertaining French docudrama about a team of police officers responsible to protect children from abuses. The screenplay uses ellipsis and it seems that is based on true stories. It is good to see how the team works and their relationship outside the work, showing that the officers are human beings with families and problems affected by their work.

The weakest part is the character Melissa, with her touristic and unprofessional camera, and taking her glasses off and loosening her hair in a silly behavior. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Polissia" ("Polisse")


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