Rosebud / UK premiere

Police, Adjective (Politist, Adjectiv)

  • Corneliu Porumboiu /
  • Romania /
  • 2009 /
  • 113 mins

Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea, Cosimi Selesi / Fiction / Romanian

An astonishingly clever and original drama about morality, legality, and ... grammar.

Tasked with pursuing a schoolboy suspected of supplying marijuana, a young policeman becomes troubled by the clash between duty and instinct. The struggle he undertakes with his conscience and his superiors provides an intriguing, philosophical allegory; but most delightfully, it’s played with warmth and humour, and an extraordinary investment in the detail of its characters’ lives. Already a multiple prizewinner, this is one of the finest European films of recent years.

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