The movie

Police

Covering one night in the lives of three police officers whose consciences are about to be put to the test.

Length: 98 min
Country: France
Language spoken: French
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois
Director: Anne Fontaine
Release date: 2020

Description

Covering one night in the lives of three police officers whose personal and professional lives are intimately related, and whose consciences are about to be put to the test, director Anne Fontaine’s 17th feature is brought brilliantly to life by the performances of rising superstar Virginie Efira, Omar Sy, and Grégory Gadebois as the trio in question. The task they must perform—delivering a Tajik refugee (Payman Maadi, from Asgar Farhadi’s A Separation) to Charles De Gaulle airport for deportation back to his native land—forces them to confront issues they would rather to have kept hidden…

‘[Veteran director Fontaine] displays no shortage of experience: her keen sense of the essential, her highly effective approach towards mise en scène and narrative structure, her uncluttered yet credible representation of basic police work and the excellent trio of lead actors gracing the cast help her to steer well clear of any awkward filmic eulogy and ensure she treads her signature fine line between auteur cinema and crowd-pleaser almost perfectly…’—Fabian Lemercier, Cineuropa

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