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Polisse 15 rating

Brutal, shocking and incredibly powerful, this close-up examination of the workings of a child protection police unit in Paris is hard-hitting and heart-stopping cinema.

Police drama 2011 128 mins

Director: Maïwenn Le Besco

Overview

Brutal, shocking and incredibly powerful, this close-up examination of the intricate workings of a police unit specializing in child protection is hard-hitting and bitingly realistic cinema in the same vein as The Wire and Spiral. Written and directed by Maïwenn, she also stars as a photographer who is sent to cover the unit. Polisse won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2011.