Based on real child investigation cases, POLISSE follows the lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. In this realm of some of society’s worst criminals, the pressures of the job are matched only by the pressures in the personal lives of the officers – breakdowns, divorce and adulterous relations within the force join with unending arrests, interrogations, and confessions on the street to threaten the cohesion of the unit. Only by putting aside their individual differences can they find the strength necessary to make a positive change in the community. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, writer-director-actor Maïwenn’s POLISSE features an accomplished ensemble cast and showcases the emotional strain of the CPU’s work with gritty realism.
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