AFS Essential Cinema: POLISSE
|Starring||Karin Viard, Joey Starr and Marina Foïs|
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival! Austin Theatrical Premiere!
Inside Paris’ Child Protection Unit of the municipal police force, officers face the most harrowing of family problems as they attempt to save the lives of abused and neglected children. Already working in an emotional pressure cooker, the unit feels the further impacts of politics, moral disputes and personal agendas.
“A POWERHOUSE of emotional jolts, freewheeling comedy and socially-minded storytelling. Like a whole season of THE WIRE packed into a single film.” -Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
"ASTONISHING. What makes it such a singular experience is the convergence of fine acting, moral urgency and a willingness to linger on moments of great intensity." -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal