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An outsider becomes a witness to the shocking and sometimes chaotic world of a special police force in this drama from writer and director Maiwenn. The Child Protection Unit is a team of police officers who deal in cases that involve minors, and an ordinary workday finds them dealing with child abuse, youthful thieves, molestation, teen prostitutes, and families on the run from the law. The work is emotionally taxing, and the members of the Child Protection Unit count on each other for support, though they often have issues with one another as well. Nadine (Karin Viard) has a close friendship with Iris (Marina Fois), but in the wake of her divorce, Nadine has becomes jealous of her work partner, which sometimes explodes into vicious arguments. Chrys (Karole Rocher) has just discovered she's having a baby, complicating her relationship with Mathieu (Nicolas Duvauchelle), who is secretly in love with her. And Fred (Joeystarr) is going through a messy divorce that has taken him away from his young daughter, making him volatile and high strung, and while the group leader Balloo (Frederic Pierrot) tries to cover for him, his behavior is hard to explain to those outside the unit. This becomes clear when Melissa (Maiwenn), a photojournalist, is assigned to follow the men and women of the CPU for an upcoming magazine piece and becomes part of their dysfunctional family. Poliss (the title comes from a child's misspelling of the French word for "police") received a Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for fourteen Cesar Awards (the French Oscar), winning two.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
UPC: 0030306982090
Original Release: 2011
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 68,524

Special Features

Bloopers; Deleted Scenes; Interview with Director Maïwenn; We're Off to Cannes! (Behind the Scenes of Polisse); Scoring the Film with Composer Stephen Warbeck; Featurette; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Karin Viard Nadine
Joey Starr Fred
Marina Fois Iris
Nicolas Duvauchelle Mathieu
Maïwenn Melissa
Karole Rocher Chrys
Emmanuelle Bercot Sue Ellen
Frédéric Pierrot Balloo
Arnaud Henriet Bamako
Naidra Ayadi Nora
Jérémie Elkaïm Gabriel
Riccardo Scamarcio Francesco
Sandrine Kiberlain Mme de la Faublaise
Vladimir Yordanoff Beauchard
Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing M. de la Faublaise
Laurent Bateau Herve
Riton Liebman Franck
Carole Franck Céline
Anne Suarez Alice
Anthony Delon Alex
Audrey Lamy Disgraced Mother
Sophie Cattani Drug-addicted Mother
Martial Di Fonzo Bo P.E. Teacher
Lou Doillon Sister Melissa

Technical Credits
Maïwenn Director,Screenwriter
Pierre Aïm Cinematographer
Xavier Amblard Production Manager
Yvan Attal Producer
Emmanuelle Bercot Screenwriter
Jowan le Besco Camera Operator
Marite Coutard Costumes/Costume Designer
Emmanuel Croset Sound/Sound Designer
Nicholas de Boiscuille Production Designer
Rym Debbarh-Mounir Sound/Sound Designer
Yan Dedet Editor
Laure Gardette Editor
Frederic Gerard Asst. Director
Claire Mathon Camera Operator
Sandy Notarianni Sound/Sound Designer
Nicholas Provost Sound/Sound Designer
Nicholas Ronchi Casting
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Polisse
1. Opening Credits [12:51]
2. Cook Something Up [8:05]
3. Out With Mommy [13:51]
4. Way Too Easy [11:17]
5. Very Thirsty [8:12]
6. Wanna Dance? [10:33]
7. Somewhere Warm [5:53]
8. Calm Down [15:31]
9. A Little Girl [9:30]
10. Pack And Go [5:15]
11. Love Me A Bit [6:54]
12. Ending Credits [7:04]

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