Police (Pialat)


Maurice Pialat

The ambivalent relationship between an unhinged policeman and a young drugs pusher, both played by legends of French cinema pushed to the limit by Pialat. His run-ins with Sophie Marceau (19 years old but already a star) are the stuff of cinema lore. The result is a film that bears an unmistakable aura of authenticity, which drew large audiences seduced by its biting realism. Venice Best Actor Award for Depardieu.

Flagey, Cinematek

In the context of

The French film noir