Polisse | Poliss

Directed by Maïwenn

France - 2011 - Color - 127’ - In French with Arabic and English subtitles
With Karin Viard, Joeystarr, Maïwenn, Jérémie Elkaïm, Sandrine Kiberlain

Scenario:
Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot
Cinematography:
Pierre Aïm
Editing:
Laure Gardette
Music:
Stephen Warbeck
Produced by :
Alain Attal
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Synopsis

The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department’s Juvenile Protection Unit – taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets and chewing over relationship issues at lunch; interrogating abusive parents, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Fred, the group’s hypersensitive wild card, is going to have a hard time facing the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer on a Ministry of the Interior assignment to document the unit.

Director's biography

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Had a daughter named Shanna Besson in 1993 with French director Luc Besson.

Sister of Isild Le Besco.

Daughter of Catherine Belkhodja.

Her mother encouraged her into being a child actress. She ended up being fairly traumatized but later found success with a one-woman show that recounted her real-life experiences as a struggling actress and aspiring child star.

She may be the inspiration for Mathilda in Leon: The Professional (1994). Maïwenn met writer/director Luc Besson when she was 12 (Mathilda’s age in the film), in later years they got in a relationship and had a child.

Has a son named Diego with Jean-Yves.

Filmography

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2011 :
Poliss
2009:
The Actress’ Ball
2006 :
Pardonnez-moi
2004:
I’m an actrice

festivals & awards

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2011 :
Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival

MC Distribution rights

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