Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Police, Adjective (2009)

Police, Adjective / Politist, adjectiv (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Starring: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica
Duration: 115 min.
Rating: 7.2/10

Cristi is a detective who finds himself in a moral dilemma over his latest investigation.  For weeks, he has been trailing Victor, a high school student who often smokes marijuana with his friends.  His superiors want an arrest, but Cristi is reluctant to ruin a kid's life for a petty law that may be changing soon anyways.


The most recent Romanian film to be honored at Cannes, Corneliu Porumboiu's (12:08 East of Bucharest) crime drama "Police, Adjective" was awarded the Un Certain Regard - Jury Prize in 2009. Dragos Bucur (Boogie), once again delivers a solid and memorable performance as a young policeman morally conflicted with the rigid legal system.  The film features the trademark minimalistic direction and cinematography of the Romanian New Wave, portraying a gritty and realistic atmosphere that immerses the viewer.      


Yllsa said...

This would probably be popular in America right now.

Adalmin said...

Just curious, why the focus on Romanian films so far? :o

And I just ADORE the mise en scene in the 3rd photo, it just feels so creepy and depressing :D

Bonjour Tristesse said...

No, special reason. Just what I have been watching recently.

The scene in the third screenshot was really well done. It is a first person point of view shot of the main character watching those kids smoking a joint from an alcove across the street. You don't see it in the photo but on our side of the fence, running in and out of frame, are a bunch of children playing football.

stoneycase said...

damn, chasing a kid for smoking marijuana with his friends...that's some good police work, lou. :D

NameBrands said...

this looks like a good movie

Adalmin said...

That scene sounds amazing...the perfect contrast! I'll be checking this movie out :)

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