Police, Adjective

Movie information

Released on:
December 23, 2009 (Wed)  (limited)

Production Companies:
42 Km Film, Periscop Film
Distributors:
IFC Films

Status: Released

Cast:
Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea, Cosmin Selesi, George Remes, Dan Cogalniceanu

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Screenwriter: Corneliu Porumboiu

Genre: Comedy, Crime
About the film:
One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year and a double prize winner at Cannes, POLICE, ADJECTIVE is the new whip-smart, dryly funny comedy from Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST). The film is Romania's official entry to the 2009 Academy Awards.


Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his self-serious superior (Vlad Ivanov of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS), for whom the word "conscience" has an entirely different meaning.


Porumboiu approaches his story with the exacting patience of a master ironist, culminating in one of the most unexpected comedic payoffs in years, an extraordinary dissection of language that affirms his reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in European cinema.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $19,452 (8 theaters) | Domestic Total: $53,206
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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