a film by Corneliu Porumboiu

FILM INFO

Year: 2009

Country: Romania

Runtime: 115 mins

Color

Language: Romanian

Subtitles: English

 

 

DVD

• Collectable Booklet

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Optional English Subtitles

BUY DVD

Synopsis

Credits

Reviews

Festivals

A newly minted masterpiece from internationally acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST). A double prize winner at Cannes, POLICE, ADJECTIVE is the new whip-smart, dryly funny comedy from Romania’s official entry to the 2009 Academy Awards®.

 

Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his superior (Vlad Ivanov of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS), for whom the word “conscience” has an entirely different meaning.

 

Porumboiu approaches his story with the exacting patience of a master ironist, culminating in one of the most unexpected comedic payoffs in years, – an extraordinary dissection of language that affirms his reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in European cinema.

 

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu

 

CAST

Dragos Bucur

“Marvelously Rich...So much in this meticulous and moving film is between the lines, and almost nothing is by the book.”

-A.O. Scott, The New York Times (Critic’s pick)

 

"A small masterpiece."

-J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Official Selection -Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection -New York Film Festival

 

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