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From the KimStim collection
Police, Adjective
A film by Corneliu Porumboiu
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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.

"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

115 minutes / color
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2009
DVD Sale: $29.99

Subject areas:
Cinema Studies, Eastern Europe, KimStim Collection

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