• Police, Adjective (2008)

Police, Adjective

Release Date: December 23rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Young detective Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is pursuing drug peddlers in post-Communist Romania. When he's assigned to bust a group of pot-smoking teenagers because of one boy's testimony, he believes the witness is setting up his friend Victor (Radu Costin), who would never place the blame where it belongs: on his brother. Unwilling to pursue Victor, Cristi tries to scrap the case, jeopardizing his career in the process and fueling the suspicions of his superiors.

Cast: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea, Cosmin Selesi, George Remes, Dan Cogalniceanu

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Friendship, Quest, Brother, Sacrifice, Police station, 2000s, Friend, Brooding, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    It's not for all tastes; it requires some patience. The more your own job involves absurd, time-consuming bits of minutiae, the more familiar (and amusing) it'll seem. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie comes on like a put-on--next to nothing happens for an excruciatingly long time--and ends as a fascinating dialectic between following one's conscience or following the law. show more

  • 75
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Police, Adjective has considerable power, and the issues it raises linger in the mind. show more

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