Plot & Details
With enough humor to make up for any minor shortcomings, this story about the bumbling Pinot (Gérard Jugnot), a Parisian patrolman with a heart of gold, works as both comedy and drama. Pinot is intent on straightening out the questionable lifestyle of Marylou (Josiane) (Fanny Bastien), a woman he meets in the line of duty. That meeting occurred when he caught her in the middle of something unacceptable, and tried to chase her down but she escaped. The next day, he comes across the fugitive Marylou again, and this time takes her into the police station (a good parody of a real police precinct). He feels sorry for this woman and tries to help her ease into a more normal life -- without knowing that she is an addict and her loser of a boyfriend deals in drugs.