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Poliss (2011)
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Poliss (2011)
Original name: Polisse
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit - taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets, interrogating abusive parents, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Knowing the worst exists and living with it. How do these cops balance their private lives and the reality they confront every working day? 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.
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing, talky
Plot: photojournalist, sexual abuse, photographer, domestic violence, police station, eating disorder, abused child, crimes, partners, crime, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, child abuse, ambition, social problems, realism, love affair, society, urban, couples, fighting crime, media, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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The Bill (1984)
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Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
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Armed Hands (2012)
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
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