Wild Bunch - POLISS




Status: Completed

Director(s): Ma¯wenn

Main cast: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Fo¯s

Short synopsis : Uptown photographer Melissa is thrown headlong into the desperate razor’s edge world of the officers of the Juvenile Protection Unit in Paris.

Long 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, taking statements from children, 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.


  • Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Fo¯s, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Ma¯wenn, Riccardo Scamarcio


  • Producer(s): Alain Attal
  • Director(s): Ma¯wenn
  • Screenplay: Ma¯wenn, Emmanuelle Bercot
  • DP: Pierre A¯m
  • Editing: Laure Gardette
  • Original Music: Stephen Warbeck
  • Set Design: Nicolas de Boiscuillé
  • Original Title: POLISSE
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: PRODUCTIONS DU TRESOR (LES)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 129 min
  • Festival de Cannes 2011 – Competition
    Award(s) : Jury Prize
  • César Awards 2012
    Award(s) : Most Promising Actress, Best Editing
  • Munich International Film Festival 2011
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2011
  • Norwegian Film Festival Haugesund 2011
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 2011
  • Festival do Rio 2011
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011
  • CINEMANIA French Film Festival 2011
    Award(s) : Audience Award
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival 2011
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2011
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2011
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011
  • Goa – International Film Festival of India 2011
  • Beirut International Film Festival 2011
  • COLCOA 2012