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Avis des critiques
Policier, adjectif
Corneliu Porumboiu Roumanie, 2009
A showcase for Porumboiu’s formal precision with urban anyspace and penchant for mordant, slice-of-life humor, its wry punchline ultimately hinging (as the title boldly hints) on the vagaries of language.
December 23, 2009
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At once utterly plain, even affectless, and marvelously rich.
December 22, 2009
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Porumboiu reflects this sense of moral rupture through the film’s overarching structure.
October 02, 2009
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An ingenious formal experiment masquerading as a naturalistic docudrama, a quietly hilarious deadpan comedy, and, of all things, a thought-provoking rumination on language, Police, Adjective marks yet another stunning success for the new generation of Romanian filmmakers.
September 25, 2009
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It was the least violent movie I’ve seen at Cannes, but nothing has been more disturbing than the movie’s final scene, in which the cop’s superior uses a dictionary and a blackboard to parse the meanings of “conscience” and “police.” Images may record reality; words define it.
May 18, 2009
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No one-hit wonder, Porumboiou confirms the promise of both the new Romanian cinema and his own status as a burgeoning world-class auteur.
May 17, 2009
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The potency of [Police, Adjective] lays in the unsolved, cubic and multimedia key-to-the-puzzle aspect of these interstitial scenes, where petty events are cast and recast in minute ways.
May 16, 2009
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