• movokino

    ★★★★★ Watched by movokino 02 Feb, 2012

    Bello e toccante

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  • d minúscula

    Watched by d minúscula 22 Oct, 2011

    MK2 Bastille Salle 4

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  • pillole di cinema

    ★★★ Watched by pillole di cinema 13 Nov, 2012

    Polisse è ben fatto e dotato di un certo coraggio nel trattare la pedofila. Forse però ha scambiato la neutralità per freddezza stilistica.

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  • Frankco Lamerikx

    ★★★★½ Watched by Frankco Lamerikx 26 Feb, 2016

    An incredibly realistic and intense look at the Brigade de Protection des Mineurs (BPM), the French police department that deals with minors. Director Maïwenn casts herself in the role of a photographer who is assigned to portray the BPM and their working methods, lending a meta-layer to the narrative. There is a lot of drama and some really tense situations where paedophiles are confronted with their crimes, sometimes unaware that what they did was wrong. The continuous tension has its…

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  • Jon_Kissel

    ★★★★ Watched by Jon_Kissel 27 Oct, 2015

    The autobiographical French film Polisse is a season's worth of Law and Order: SVU storylines packed into 127 minutes. Director Maiwenn spent a period of time with Paris's Child Protection Unit, observing their cases and their camaraderie, and then made a film about her experiences. In her film, she even plays a photographer assigned to document the unit's work. That direct link between actual events and the film lends an intense you-are-there feeling to the proceedings. The breadth of humanity…

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  • JanoX

    ★★★★½ Added by JanoX

    Personally, I had a few doubts on my mind when I watched the first trailer.

    The fact that this film then touched me the way I was rarely touched by a film really was astonishing. The day-to-day routine of child protecting authorities is as grotesque and real as it is portrayed in the film - its authencity is so frightening, it almost reaches an unbearable point. Joey Starr and Frédéric Pierrot play important and solid roles in a screenplay that…

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  • Lennart Schoors

    ★★★★ Watched by Lennart Schoors 28 Oct, 2015

    Gritty, nuanced and layered look at child abuse, but more importantly, how cops cope with it, and deal with problems in their own lives rather childishly sometimes. A collage with a very realistic, unscripted feel – which is why the final scene, where that feeling is broken, felt rather jarring and unnecessary. Great music too.

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  • J. J. Wright

    ★★★½ Watched by J. J. Wright 26 Oct, 2015

    Harrowing and real, with nearly every scene impeccably staged and directed to highlight the pressure cooker of the Child Protection Unit and the havoc working there wreaks on the officers' lives. It is more than a little scattered and messy, and this alternately helps and harms in that it keeps us focused on the milieu rather than any individual case, but also causes us to get less absorbed by any one of the unit members' stories. It's sheer shoutyness might put some off, or ring as false, but it all seemed of a piece to me with the heightened environment and largely naturalistic, documentary-like shooting style.

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  • kylegarvey

    Added by kylegarvey

    Child Protection Unit in the Parisian police. A totally super-serious -- at first not idealist, but soon enough super-idealist! -- thing about cops protecting kids. And protect they do, in a wholly imperfect but very wounded-human way. Kind of a French Law & Order: SVU, if there were time enough for little flourishes of unnecessary indie pretension in addition to the usual lowly acting and overwrought fussing and unlikable wastes. (The Wire had little of that, fyi, and that's what made…

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  • nicolas1810

    ★★★★ Watched by nicolas1810 16 Oct, 2015

    Η καθημερινότητα του τμήματος προστασίας ανηλίκων της αστυνομίας του Παρισιού,μέσα από τις υποθέσεις που αναλαμβάνει και των σχέσεων μεταξύ των ανθρώπων του, που- όχι άδικα- επηρεάζονται από αυτές, καθώς οι περισσότερες είναι ιδιαιτέρως δυσκολοχώνευτες.Λιγότερο βαριά ταινία από αυτό που θα περίμενε κάποιος λόγω θέματος,μιας και έχει αρκετό χιούμορ χωρίς όμως αυτό να σημαίνει πως παίρνει ελαφρά το σοβαρότατο θέμα της.Καταφέρνει μάλιστα να μην καταφεύγει σε φθηνούς μελοδραματισμούς (εκτός ίσως από μια φόρα) και να αναπτύξει επαρκώς ένα σωρό χαρακτήρες από το πολυπρόσωπο καστ.Εξαίρετοι όλοι οι ηθοποιοί με καλύτερη όλων την Marina Fois στο ρόλο της αστυνομικίνας που δεν δείχνει να μασάει τα λόγια της.

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  • russman

    ★★½ Watched by russman 11 Oct, 2015

    Red days on the calendar are my favorite

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  • Rolf

    Watched by Rolf 18 Jul, 2015

    A glimpse at the work of French CPU (Child Protection Unit)...
    There is so much wrong with this movie. First of all you've got a narcissistic director (who is to cool for even having a family name) who cannot help but has to star in her own movie in a totally redundant role playing fly on the wall and should be the audiences eye but instead becomes a major love interest. That's where the next problem starts: the portrayal of…

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