#Filmreview Polisse ★ French film about Child Protection unit is all over the place & if it reflects any kind of reality I'd be concerned.
A sporadically engaging multi-protagonist police procedural anchored by strong performances. Maiwenn provides the audience with glimpses of the home lives of the police in the Child Protection Unit in order to give the audience a sense of how their personal problems and professional traumas interact--it's a familiar realist conceit, but effective here because emotional investment in the CPU's persistently troubling cases as often seems to be a hindrance as an asset. Maiwenn's presence in the film as the photographer Melissa…
A heavy-hitting French drama based on the real life cases of the Child Protection Unit (CPU), we follow half a dozen cases and the lives of the police men and women who work in the department. Written and Directed by Maïwenn (who also plays a significant role in the film as a photographer attached to the unit), Polisse does a fine job of balancing and distinguishing the diverse characters from the onset.
Some of the cases are disturbing, others sad,…
Even if I must accept that the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival has some bias in favor of French films, even if I must highlight that there were more artistically uncommon and engaging deliveries around the world in 2011, I must also accept that I cannot complain for the Jury's choice in 2011 like I somewhat can for their decision three years before with Entre les Murs.
Based on alarming real-life cases reported by the Parisian CPU (Child Protection…
wie wärs mit ner gruppenvergewaltigung oder so?
das wäre jetzt das richtige für mich!
dinge, die ich bei diesem film gelernt habe:
1. polizisten drehen sich die meiste zeit im kreis
2. polizisten haben es nicht leicht
3. in paris is die hölle los
polissee hat mich restlos überzeugt. alles ist sehr authentisch, so
authentisch, dass man manchmal denkt, es handle sich um eine
dokumentation. bei all den grausamkaeiten, mit denen sich die
protagonisten auseinandersetzen müssen, bleibt immer genug platz
zum mensch sein. sei es während der party, einer vernehmung oder
aber in der letzten szene. ich glaube diesem film alles.
This film is solid, the characters are believable and the fragmented format works well. It certainly achieves its purpose of demonstrating the difficulties of working within the Child Protection Unit in Paris and undertakes to raise awareness of child protection. There is a lot of yelling however it is neatly juxtaposed on several occasions with children singing, or intercut with more humerous events. While it felt like the film was working towards something I certainly didn't expect the ending. It was as if a spontaneous decision had been reached and it worked quite well.
Heavy, very heavy.
This film moves quickly and tries to show some quick snapshots about what it's to work in a place like this in France, and it works for the most part, but it veers so easily into cheap sentimentalism that it actually hurts a lot of the movie. It's mostly a borefest during a good half hour in the middle of it, and it feels really long, specially as it clocks at over 2 hours long. The experience…
Certain films can be summed up in a single word. That word in Polisse’s case is ‘harrowing’. This is an undeniably gritty, fly on the wall style drama that is realistic, but at the same time disturbing and difficult viewing. For grit fans it may fall under the select few films that are just too real for their own good. On the other hand, if you enjoy a couple of hours of harrowing drama, then you’ll love this.
French film about a group of cops in the child protection unit. Not the most upbeat of movies as much of it has to do with underage prostitution, incest, rape,etc.
The day to day grind of the Paris Child Protection Unit. A very realistic and gritty slice of life film that is very touching and at the same time disturbing.
Although the ending is likely to provoke varying reactions, this episodic take on a Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Paris police department is three parts harrowing, one part comic relief, and one of the best foreign language films of the year.