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Polisse (2012) - Movie Details

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Crime Drama Foreign
127 min.
Release Date
May 18, 2012 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
October 30, 2012 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
127 minutes
MPAA Rating
Unrated

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, this smash hit from France follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police.

Basing her richly textured script on real child investigation cases, writer-director-actor Maïwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors—including Karin Viard, Marina Foïs, co-writer Emmanuelle Bercot, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl (A)

To put it simply, Polisse is by far one of the best films of the year, and of the last several years.  As another critic accurately put it, Polisse is like a season of The Wire packed into one film.  As The Wire is one of my all-time favorite shows, this film proved to be endlessly fascinating and affecting.  Full movie review »

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