Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Polisse

Director: Maïwenn le Besco
Starring: Maïwenn Le Besco , Frederic Pierrot, Joeystarr, Marina Fois, Emmanuell Bercot, Karin Viard

Life behind-the-scenes at a Child Protection Unit in Paris. Maïwenn (Maïwenn Le Besco ) is a photojournalist on a Ministry of the Interior assignment who flits between cases in this doco-styled drama that aims to highlight both the horrendous tasks these officers must deal with as well as their general ineptness at carrying them out. The team is led by Baloo (Frederic Pierrot), who must deal with bureaucratic pressure from above and insubordination from below. His most ardent officer is Fred (Joeystarr), an immigrant whose passion for children's welfare turns too personal and forcefully deviates from the interrogation protocol. Iris (Marina Fois) is a hard-hearted pro who maintains a chilly distance from her cases. He partner Nadine (Karin Viard) is a divorcee who can’t admit to her colleague that she’s still madly in love with her cheating ex-husband. The language and detail is raw, as to be expected from a film that follows the investigation of crimes against children. Many of the anecdotes were based on real cases. The end of the movie is not for the faint hearted.

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