Polisse (2011)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 24

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Directed by: Maiwenn
Starring: Maiwenn (Photographer), Karin Viard (Nadine), Marina Fois (Iris), JoeyStarr (Fred), Karole Rocher (Chrys), Emmanuelle Bercot (Sue Ellen), Nicolas Duvauchelle (Mathieu), Frédéric Pierrot (Balloo), Naidra Ayadi (Nora), Riccardo Scamarcio (Francesco)
Country: France; Effed Up European Cinema
Language: French (Eng Subs); Effed Up French Movies
Runtime: 02:08:41
Genres: Cops, Old-Young, Teenagers-Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
Polisse follows the daily lives of the Paris CPU (Child Protection Unit) as they wade through pedophiles, victims of incest and homeless kids. It almost has a documentary feel to it and like some French films, features a lot of talking. With its 2-hour length, it’s best watched once you’ve readied yourself for it and can then be a gratifyingly depressing experience.

The cops here actually give a shit about the job they do and that’s why it takes a toll on their personal lives. These are selfless, dedicated people who often as reward might only receive resentment and hatred from the very people they’re trying to help. And this makes for an almost tragic tale.

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Rotund Wilma
Rotund Wilma
March 28, 2023 9:27 am

I hate peep holes

March 28, 2023 12:06 pm

I do not hate anything or anyone…. Why tell us if you do?

Really amazing to find this excellent film by Maëwenn on this site: Because there is nothing effed-up about the film!

Indeed, “Polisse follows the daily lives of the Paris CPU (Child Protection Unit)”, but what is not true is that “the cops here actually give a shit about the job they do…” What is closer to the truth is “these are selfless, dedicated people who often as reward might only receive resentment and hatred from the very people they’re trying to help”. I would suppose that dealing with all these damaged children must lead to a self-protective attitude to anyone, which may give the false impression of ‘not giving shit’.

What might be effed-up here is the French society, a society though, which is not too different from any other society. Maybe being ‘effed-up’ is the normal human condition! For those of you interested in truly effed-up behavior by French government employees, ask the admin(s) to put here the great documentary “Un pays qui se tient sage” (English title “The Monopoly of Violence” – a term introduced by the sociologist Max Weber) by David Dufresne. It explains why the present social protests in France turn into massive battles with the police.

Emma Mongofitta
Emma Mongofitta
March 28, 2023 4:07 pm

Yeah…cops give a fuck. They do, they give a fuck about fucking you up and stealing your shit.

fred fat
fred fat
March 28, 2023 8:39 pm

i can’t believe this movie is only rate just about 7. it should be around 9. i understand that no one has the same feeling towards anything. but this movie is definitely a must watch. i read some reviews that acting was bad. really? do you see any American movies with this kind of acting level at all? i would say generally European actors and actresses are just way above. i thought acting was so flawless, i didn’t feel like i was watching a movie. and all movies must be like this. you should not feel like you are watching a movie. it must becomes a real situation around you. story is meant to be like this. it is like a montage of their everyday job. i can’t believe so many people nagging about there is no cohesive story. really? then how do you watch any TV show? they are pretty much independent of other episodes. or anything else really… and i really wish i could understand french better. i am sure that actual french script is much vulgar than the subtitles. i particularly love the scene where they laugh their ass off when the girl told them that she was doing it to get her phone back. i actually laughed as they laughed. it shows you that they (CPU) deal this kind of ridiculous thing everyday. i never visited this kind of institution, but when i went to police station few times, i witnessed some crazy and ridiculous things… Read more »

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
March 29, 2023 8:31 am

What a garbage 🤢 however I noticed the italian actor who has played the villain in John wick 2.

March 29, 2023 11:56 am

Ive masurbated to the kid in the cover art 9 times now…..such a cutie

March 29, 2023 10:45 pm

Great cocorico movie

For those who are sensible to the child’s abuse, it’s as always a bit devastating to watch this kind of things but unfortunately a sad reality who need to be more expose

To the fuckers laughing at this kind of topic, you will rot in hell and even if my english is pretty bad I’m being nice in my words 🙂

March 30, 2023 8:21 pm

I love to spank little boys and finger their bumholes

April 1, 2023 9:17 am

If you’re gonna scream, scream with me
Moments like this never last
When new creatures rape your face
Hybrids opened up the door
Ooh, baby, when you cry
Your face is momentary
You hide your looks behind these scars
In hybrid moments
Give me a moment

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
April 14, 2023 11:33 pm

Subtitles are fast and furious. Slow moving peppered with really grim moments. Some highly emotionally charged situations. Karin Viard and Marina Fois dug deep into their roles and were exceptional. Worth sticking around till the end. This one will stay with you for a while whether you want it to or not. 4 stars.

April 20, 2023 1:57 am

Kids are so gross and annoying. Watching this from the comfort of my childfree life.