A year after it’s polarizing response at Cannes, Polisse finally comes to theaters in the U.S. The trailer looks interesting:
That trailer kinda sucked but the film looks like it could be decent.
ahh man i’ve been waiting for this thanks santino
It looks fantastic. Btw…I hadent seen anything besides a still of the film…!!cant wait!
I spent 35 years not on the law enforcement side, but on the court side of child protection cases. I was overwhelmed at the jarring reality of the scenes in the trailer. If the film is as real in its execution as the scenes in the trailer indicate, I may have to pass on it.
I’ve seen it recently, it’s no doubt a well-made film worth checking out. In various of the scenes it got a very authentic feel as if watching a Wiseman documentary. Certainly one of my favorites of 2011.
Nice! Apursansar approved. :)
Saw this a couple days ago. I agree, it’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year.
Surprised that both Apu and Santino (I guess I’ve been gone so long that I didn’t know he was gone again -must’ve missed another periodic site blow up) liked Polisse considering they generally represent the opposite ends – in a good way – of the Mubi spectrum. Yes, the film has some exceptional moments/individual scenes. The first forty minutes are especially riveting. I was also thinking of Wiseman while watching it but it’s more Wiseman via Reality TV (cue choppy editing) doing an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In that sense, the film can’t escape the banal tropes of the police procedural even if it presents them in a more interesting way. Yes, their obsession with their difficult jobs takes a psychological toll and leads to the destruction of their private lives, how those on top invariably thwart the good driven cops who buck authority in order to get the job done, etc,etc. At least, some of the narrative threads are left dangling (particularly bad ones like the well-connected guy who might be able to get away with it) but the ending struck me as simultaneously forced and banal.