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  • 2011
  • France
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maiwenn
  • Written by: Maiwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Cast: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Fois
  • Language: French/Italian/Romanian/Arabic
  • UK release: 15 June 2012

Sprawling ensemble drama about the daily routines of a Child Protection Unit of the Paris police. There are strong performances and writer/director Maiwenn conveys a powerful sense of naturalism – except for her credibility-stretching decision to cast herself as a glamorous civilian photographer who gets involved with a cop.

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16 May 20123 stars

Sprawling French ensemble drama that veers between compelling and ridiculous

This sprawling ensemble film, which tracks the harrowing daily routines of a Parisian Child Protection Unit, veers wildly between the compelling and the ridiculous. Scripted and directed by Maiwenn, with Emmaneulle Bercot acting as co-writer, it shifts…

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