One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year and
a double prize winner at Cannes, POLICE, ADJECTIVE is
the new whip-smart, dryly funny comedy from Corneliu
Porumboiu (12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST). The film is
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
self-serious 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.
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