POLITIST, ADJECTIV

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POLITIST, ADJECTIV

POLICE, ADJECTIVE

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO, 2009
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

POLITIST, ADJECTIV

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO, 2009
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

Cast: 
Dragos Bucur
Cristi
Vlad Ivanov
Anghelache
Ion Stoica
Nelu
Irina Saulescu
Anca
Screenplay: 
Corneliu Porumboiu
Sound: 
Alexandru Dragomir
Sebastien Zsemlye
Camera: 
Marius Panduru
Editor: 
Roxana Szel
Composer: 
Dan Dimitriu
Decoration: 
Mihaela Poenaru

Production: 
42 km Films Periscop Film, Racova and Raza Studio, HBO Romania, Romanian C.N.C.
World Sales: 
Coach 14 21, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011 Paris, Frankreich T +33 1 47 00 10 60 sales@coach14.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Cristi is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hashish to two of his school mates. \"Offering\" shall be punished by the law, but Cristi does not want the life of a young man he considers irresponsible to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior, however, the word conscience has a different meaning.
In insightful set pieces that are both beautifully written and acted, Porumboiu scrutinizes the values he perceives around him. The film begins to turn on the word “conscience” as Cristi is brought face to face with the unfeeling force and power of authority, which comes in the form of his police captain. Ultimately both a dissection of
language and a penetrating social critique, Police, Adjective is a masterpiece of intelligent, thoughtful cinema that strikes with equal force at the heart and the mind.
(Piers Handling )