Cristi, a young cop, has for some time been following a schoolboy who is suspected of drug smuggling, based on a tip by an informer. Cristi's superiors demand that the schoolboy is arrested, even though the investigations have not yielded any valuable information. 'If anyone has anything to do with drugs, then it is my informer,' Cristi complains. In addition, why does he have to rob every Romanian adolescent of his freedom and future when, in the Czech Republic and the rest of Europe you can smoke hash wherever you like? But the bosses won't budge: the law is the law and Cristi is a policeman - isn't he? In simple scenes, Corneliu Porumboiu reveals the complex moral dimensions of an average police investigation. The calmness and attention for detail with which Porumboiu shows Cristi’s investigation underline the futility of his actions.

Original title
Politist, adjectiv
Filmmaker
Corneliu Porumboiu
Country
Romania
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
115’
Language
Romanian
Producer
Marcela Ursu
Production Company
42 km Film
Sales
Coach 14
Writer
Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography
Marius Panduru
Editor
Roxana Szel
Production Design
Mihaela Poenaru
Sound Design
Alex Dragomir
Cast
Dragoș Bucur
Website
http://www.42kmfilm.ro/films/police-adjective.html