Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, this smash hit from France follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police.
Basing her richly textured script on real child investigation cases, writer-director-actor Maïwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors—including Karin Viard, Marina Foïs, co-writer Emmanuelle Bercot, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and rapper-turned-actor... Full synopsis »
To put it simply, Polisse is by far one of the best films of the year, and of the last several years. As another critic accurately put it, Polisse is like a season of The Wire packed into one film. As The Wire is one of my all-time favorite shows, this film proved to be endlessly fascinating and affecting. Full movie review »