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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.

Director:

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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Maïwenn's first idea for the title was "Police". Problem was, another movie already beared this name: none other than famous French director Maurice Pialat's film in 1985. Her next idea was, "Vous êtes de la police ?", again, already used a few years ago. One day, as her young child was learning to write, he misspelled "Police", and she saw in front of her eyes the perfect title considering the subject of her movie, with a child's writing: "Polisse". See more »

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BIST DU BEL MIR, BWV 508
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Soprano: I. Kertesi
Camerata Budapest dirige par L. Kovacs
Kapagama / Naxos - HNH International
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One of the worst films I've seen
30 May 2013 | by ihrtfilmsSee all my reviews

It started quite well, but after a while, I found it incomprehensible the way the team handle the cases. They were so extremely aggressive and often quite vile: asking the woman about her sex life in a such a rude manner, as she was the culprit or the girl who lost her phone, laughing in her face. Or the way the harass the girl who's just had a stillbirth. Really? This is how police deal with sensitive cases? I don't think so. And multiple agents interviewing people seemed unreal as well. Dealing with some of the crimes would no doubt be hard to deal with and difficult to keep emotions in check, but there is no professional conduct, no calm, collective approach or even respect and that seems outrageous.

Shocking film.


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