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France, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Crime Scene)

Director: Maïwenn


"Filmmaker-star Maïwenn's socially-minded film is packed with raw, visceral performances from an accomplished cast." - Hollywood Reporter

Compelling and occasionally a little disturbing, Polisse follows the trials of Paris's Juvenile Protection Unit, as they are faced on a daily basis with the best and worst of human behaviour, taking the knocks as they come, whatever the cost to their personal lives.

This gripping feature from actor-filmmaker Maïwenn (All About Actresses, MIFF 2009; Forgive Me) cements her talent as a director, conveying the raw emotional strain of the unit's work with tragic realism. As the cases, confessions and interrogations pile up, the close-knit team face breakdown, with only each other as support as they face an uphill battle against both criminals and bureaucracy.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

D Maïwenn P Alain Attal S Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot WS Wild Bunch L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2011

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