Gerard Depardieu "in one of his strongest performances..." (Sight and Sound) is a tough French detective who's a little too attached to his work and is torn between his professional code of honor and the demands of his heart when he finds himself romantically drawn to a drug dealer's girlfriend (Sophie Marceau) who's also a suspect in his investigation of a drug smuggling syndicate. This one-of-a-kind thriller co-stars Sandrine Bonnaire and is directed by legendary director Maurice Pialat (To Our Loves).
Pascale Rocard,Sophie Marceau,Gerard Depardieu,Richard Anconina,Sandrine Bonnaire
Maurice Pialat's Police delivers on the raw promise of its title, insofar as much of its action qualifies as an insistently 'procedural' descent into the Paris drugs underworld. But the hyper-real route that the film takes to arrive there, before veering into a zone of dangerous emotional play, contributes to a disorienting, adventurous, and ultimately tremendously exciting experience unlike any 'police-thriller' ever before conceived.