Bis an die Grenze – Police

A film by Anne Fontaine.  In French with German subtitles.

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Virginie, Erik and Aristide are poli­ce offi­cers. All three try to keep their per­so­nal and emo­tio­nal lives tog­e­ther while deal­ing with dai­ly inci­dents of vio­lence in homes and on the streets. One night, they are assi­gned an unu­su­al mis­si­on: to dri­ve a migrant to the air­port for unspe­ci­fied reasons. On the way the­re, Virginie dis­co­vers that the man will be sen­ten­ced to death if he goes back to his coun­try. Faced with an unbe­ara­ble dilem­ma, she starts to ques­ti­on their mis­si­on. The trio has one night to deci­de a man’s fate. Prolific French film­ma­ker Anne Fontaine tack­les this dra­ma­tic and rele­vant topic with all the inten­si­ty and empa­thy it requi­res. Her stel­lar French actors are as com­mit­ted as the cha­rac­ters they embo­dy are hesi­tant. They are sup­port­ed by Iran’s Payman Maadi who gives a devas­ta­ting per­for­mance as the Tajikistani who can’t speak a word of his “host” country’s lan­guage. Their strugg­le to express a varie­ty of over­whel­ming emo­ti­ons reso­na­tes deep­ly and moves the view­er bey­ond words.


FR 2019, 98 Min., frz. OmU
Regie: Anne Fontaine
Kamera: Yves Angelo
Schnitt: Fabrice Rouaud
mit: Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois (ab 10.12.)


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