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Police (1985)

A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.

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Maurice Pialat

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Catherine Breillat (based on an original idea by), Catherine Breillat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Louis Vincent Mangin
Sophie Marceau ... Noria
Richard Anconina ... Lambert
Pascale Rocard Pascale Rocard ... Marie Vedret
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Lydie
Franck Karoui Franck Karoui ... René
Jonathan Leïna Jonathan Leïna ... Simon
Jacques Mathou ... Gauthier
Bernard Fuzellier Bernard Fuzellier ... Nez Cassé
Bentahar Meaachou Bentahar Meaachou ... Claude (as Meaachou Bentahar)
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ... Dédé
Mohamed Ayari Mohamed Ayari ... Momo
Abdel Kader Touati Abdel Kader Touati ... Maxime
Jamil Bouarada Jamil Bouarada ... Jean
Bechir Idani Bechir Idani ... Barman René
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Storyline

Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Polícia See more »

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Budget:

FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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Great, great, film.
1 September 1999 | by steve-533See all my reviews

I don't think anybody can make films like the French. Let's all go to France and watch films. Maurice Pialat has put something together here that's like a religious experience. At the end a soaring modern aria comes on and right there in the first few notes you realize he really did trick us - it wasn't about money, lust and war but life and the common tragedy. This is a film I first saw on video about 7 years ago. It blew my mind then. Warhol had come to mind, because of the overall affectless tone, the plodding rhythm. I had found it in our local supermarket then and again last week, up for sale $3.50. No way I was going to miss it - I had blabbed about it to too many people thru the years. But I procrastinated looking at it, expecting it to be boring. I couldn't really remember much besides its tone. The schedule cleared, though, and equipped with a serious remote I chopped my way through slowly, back over the subtitles again and again catching it all. A knockout.


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