Melissa, a young photographer living in Paris, is assigned to document the daily activities of the Police Division for Child Protection. She takes photos of pedophiles, children and women abusers. While there, she enters an affair with the sensitive and emotive Detective Fred.
यह फिल्म अभी MUBI पर नहीं चल रही है, लेकिन 30 अन्य महान फिल्में चल रही हैं। देखें क्या दिखाया जा रहा है अब दिखाया जा रहा है
The ending came as a bit of an unexpected shock but after reflecting back on the film I find it very fitting and not at all gratuitous as I initially felt. Polisse is an extraordinary series of chapters that deftly balances depicting with great depth horrifying moments of evil and flashes of humanity and hope. The performances are absolutely top notch in this immensely satisfying cop drama. I love it!
I like what Maiwenn does with her acting direction: it's vivid, true and powerful. Telling a tale about hope on urban ground, the director sets a tone and sticks with it: it's fast and raw. But shooting everything with Netflix quality, a question remains: what's the difference between Polisse and a Law and Order SVU episode? At the end, it's romance with a nervous background: it has a lot of heart but so little art.
Où MAIWENN se révèle une excellente réalisatrice, mais aussi une meneuse de troupe hors pair. Le film est une partition parfaitement construite où elle donne à chacun l'occasion de faire son numéro. === Where MAIWENN turns out to be an excellent director, but also an outstanding troop leader. The film is a perfectly constructed work where everyone has the chance to show what he can do.
To call it a French Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is more demeaning than intended, but it's fair as shorthand. I liked this because it felt both raw and polished at the same time -- probably not intentionally, but it serves the film well.
Polisse brings to the fore an extraordinary amount of frustration of the people working for the CPU, and the amount of pressure they're under at their job, which affects every part of their lives. The more I think about the film, the better it becomes. The only disadvantage is that as a non-native speaker, you may have troubles reading all the subtitles when several characters shout at each other at the same time.
A solid, dialogue-driven and often humorous look at the constant challenges faced within a child protection unit. It's portrayal of the perpetrators 'normalisation' of their actions is both frank and shocking. Whilst the films emotions run often at boiling point, the directors own acting as the photographer is one of it's stand-out flaws. 3.5 stars