Chris trains with a special police unit, a daily life of action, and peer pressure. When he shoots a man during an operation, allegedly in self-defense, his colleagues celebrate him as a hero, but the outside world reacts with criticism.
Young and eager police recruit Chris shoots a mentally ill man on duty. He is celebrated a hero, but soon after, traumatic symptoms begin to surface. In a desperate attempt not to be exposed by his tough superior Konstantin, he resorts to excessive violence, in order to hide his trauma and fulfill his dream of becoming an elite cop.
I thought about the Stefano Sollima's film whilst watching this one. I mean ACAB depicting the true and authentic life of street cops. The daily burden and inner problems. Nothing special here, a good study from the inside. We have already seen this before and that's not a thriller, as a reviewer has said, nor a crime movie though it speaks of cops. But nothing really criminal element here, nor gunshots, no gangsters. Nor heroes of any kind. Just an accurate study with a very riveting ending sequences. A fist in the face.
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