J'Adore! Cine Club: Polisse | Denver Film Society | Maiwenn | France

J'Adore! Cine Club: Polisse


Crime, Foreign, Thriller

French, Italian, Romanian, ArabicEnglish SubtitlesFrance2011127 min


No upcoming showtimes scheduled.


Screens Wednesday, September 19th at 7:15pm
Presented by Alliance Française de Denver and TV5MONDE
Followed by a post-film discussion in Henderson's Lounge with "bouchées légères" and wine.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, Polisse 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- directoractor Maïwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors who convey the emotional strain of the unit’s work with gritty realism. They not only deal with the stress of their jobs but the inevitable fall-out in their personal lives – breakdowns, divorce and adulterous relations within the force. In between, there are frequent flashes of humor as the team attempts to diffuse daily realities. As the cases, confessions and interrogations pile up, the squad members have only each other as support as they face an uphill battle against both criminals and bureaucracy.

Cinematographer: Pierre Aïm | Screenwriter: Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot
Cast: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs