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A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)

A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.


Stefano Sollima


Carlo Bonini (book), Daniele Cesarano (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Cobra
Filippo Nigro ... Negro
Marco Giallini ... Mazinga
Andrea Sartoretti ... Carletto
Domenico Diele ... Adriano
Roberta Spagnuolo ... Maria
Eugenio Mastrandrea ... Giancarlo
Eradis Josende Oberto Eradis Josende Oberto ... Miriam
Carlo Marino Altomonte Carlo Marino Altomonte ... Uomo Sfrattato
Riccardo Angelini Riccardo Angelini ... Maresciallo Reparto Mobile
Alessandra Antinori Alessandra Antinori ... Franca
Livio Beshir ... Mustafà
Stefania Bogo Stefania Bogo ... Giudice Separazione Negro
Antonio Brundu Antonio Brundu ... Poliziotto Casa Mazinga
Sebastiano Colla Sebastiano Colla ... Poliziotto Narcotici


A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Good, realistic and fun to watch
22 October 2012 | by evrendSee all my reviews

good movie, but don't get why some of the viewers attack on extreme left wings. Let me yell you i would consider my self Left or extreme left and i really liked the film. In the film we witness these riot cops lives and psychology, in fact director hidden targets the government/state's real role on police brutality, moreover these riot cops lives like school kids in a way, they don't have proper personal lives, take the cop who is stabbed, his son hangs out with faschist, he is over 40 and no proper connection with his son, and what about the new comer who reports his fellow copper(and i think thats what real police officer should do but than again thats another thing) i think the ending was good as we see what ever they do they still got their job back, and thats the reality, i mean how many times you witness a police officer been kicked out or convicted for the 'crime's he/she has done.what ever happens they got their job back mostly. A recent example to that(not even a riot police) the police officer who shot the black guy(forget his name) in tottenham which eventually led rioting in London then all of England, but than again the police officer who shot the guy still did get away. Any way back to the film, its realistic, in fact it wouldn't be realistic to show them just bloodthirsty people, there are always morals, conditions and psychology for these action (and class culture)

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (Italy) See more »

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A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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