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Police, Adjective

Police, Adjective
  • 2009
  • Romania
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu
  • Written by: Corneliu Porumboiu
  • Cast: Dragoş Bucur
  • Language: Romanian
  • Website: www.ifcfilms.com/films/…

Deliberately-paced police procedural anti-thriller from Romanian writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu, following undercover cop Cristi (Bucur) as he questions the wisdom of attempting to charge and convict a teenager for dope-smoking. A clever and deceptively simple interrogation into the nature of authoritarianism, language and power in small-town Romania 20 years after the revolution.

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Police, Adjective (Politist, Adjectiv)

22 Sep 20104 stars

(12A) 114min Romanian writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu’s follow-up to 12:08 East of Bucharest is a deliberately paced and deceptively simple police procedural, which unfolds in the dreary streets of the filmmaker’s provincial home town of Vasilu.

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