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Police (1985 film)

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Genre  Crime, Drama, Romance
Language  French
6.7/10 IMDb

Director  Maurice Pialat
Music director  Henryk Gorecki
Country  France
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Release date  September 4, 1985 (1985-09-04) (France)
Writer  Catherine Breillat (based on an original idea by), Catherine Breillat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Sylvie Pialat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Jacques Fieschi (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Maurice Pialat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
Initial release  September 4, 1985 (France)
Screenplay  Maurice Pialat, Catherine Breillat, Sylvie Pialat, Jacques Fieschi
Cast  GĂ©rard Depardieu (Louis Vincent Mangin), Sophie Marceau (Noria), Richard Anconina (Lambert), Pascale Rocard (Marie Vedret), Sandrine Bonnaire (Lydie), Frank Karaoui (Rene)
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Detective Louis Mangin (Gerard Depardieu) is a Parisian cop who specializes in interrogations, using intimidation to the point of sadism. His efforts to bust a Tunisian drug racket go awry, however, when he falls into an affair with a sultry, defiant liar named Noria (Sophie Marceau), who is the girl of one of the criminals. When Noria is suspected of drug trafficking, Mangins already tenuous morals are called into question, and the line between right and wrong is further blurred.


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Police is a 1985 French romantic crime drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and starring Gerard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. Written by Catherine Breillat, the film is about a moody, jaded police detective investigating a drug ring who falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme. The film had 1,830,970 admissions in France.

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Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love?


When Mangin, a jaded French police inspector (Depardieu), starts to investigate a Tunisian drug ring, he finds his morals being clouded by his interactions with the criminals and especially Noria (Marceau), the girlfriend of one of them.


  • Gerard Depardieu as Louis Vincent Mangin
  • Sophie Marceau as Noria
  • Richard Anconina as Lambert
  • Pascale Rocard as Marie Vedret
  • Sandrine Bonnaire as Lydie
  • Frank Karaoui as Rene
  • Artus de Penguern as Inspector
  • Accolades

    The film was nominated for a Cesar for Best Editing in 1986, as well as a Best Actor nomination for Depardieu. Depardieu also won the Best Actor award from the Venice Film Festival in 1985 for his performance of the conflicted Mangin.


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