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An outsider becomes a witness to the shocking and sometimes chaotic world of a special police force in this drama from writer and director Maiwenn. The Child Protection Unit is a team of police officers who deal in cases that involve minors, and an ordinary workday finds them dealing with child abuse, youthful thieves, molestation, teen prostitutes, and families on the run from the law. The work is emotionally taxing, and the members of the Child Protection Unit count on each other for support, though they often have issues with one another as well. Nadine (Karin Viard) has a close friendship with Iris (Marina Fois), but in the wake of her divorce, Nadine has becomes jealous of her work partner, which sometimes explodes into vicious arguments. Chrys (Karole Rocher) has just discovered she's having a baby, complicating her relationship with Mathieu (Nicolas Duvauchelle), who is secretly in love with her. And Fred (Joeystarr) is going through a messy divorce that has taken him away from his young daughter, making him volatile and high strung, and while the group leader Balloo (Frederic Pierrot) tries to cover for him, his behavior is hard to explain to those outside the unit. This becomes clear when Melissa (Maiwenn), a photojournalist, is assigned to follow the men and women of the CPU for an upcoming magazine piece and becomes part of their dysfunctional family. Poliss (the title comes from a child's misspelling of the French word for "police") received a Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for fourteen Cesar Awards (the French Oscar), winning two. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 2012


Karin Viard
as Nadine
Joey Starr
as Fred
Marina Fois
as Iris
Nicolas Duvauchelle
as Mathieu
as Melissa
Karole Rocher
as Chrys
Emmanuelle Bercot
as Sue Ellen
Frédéric Pierrot
as Balloo
Arnaud Henriet
as Bamako
Jérémie Elkaïm
as Gabriel
Riccardo Scamarcio
as Francesco
Sandrine Kiberlain
as Mme de la Faublaise
Vladimir Yordanoff
as Beauchard
Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing
as M. de la Faublaise
Laurent Bateau
as Hervé
Riton Liebman
as Franck
Carole Franck
as Céline
Anthony Delon
as Alex
Sophie Cattani
as Drug-addicted Mother
Lou Doillon
as Sister Melissa


Yvan Attal
Emmanuelle Bercot
Pierre Aïm
Stephen Warbeck
Composer (Music Score)
Laure Gardette
Yan Dedet
Nicholas de Boiscuille
Production Designer
Marite Coutard
Costume Designer
Emmanuel Croset
Sound/Sound Designer
Rym Debbarh-Mounir
Sound/Sound Designer
Frederic Gerard
First Assistant Director
Jowan le Besco
Camera Operator
Claire Mathon
Camera Operator
Nicholas Ronchi
Xavier Amblard
Production Manager

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