Police (1985)

Police (1985) - Sophie Marceau

Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon’s brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer’s is in danger.

Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin’s affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and bloodying suspects, falling for a police commission trainee before flipping for Noria, wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Can he save the lawyer and Noria, and can he convince her to love?

Police (1985)

Police is a 1985 French romantic crime drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and starring Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. Written by Catherine Breillat, the film is about a moody, jaded police detective investigating a drug ring who falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme. The film had 1,830,970 admissions in France.

The film was nominated for a César for Best Editing in 1986, as well as a Best Actor nomination for Depardieu. Depardieu also won the Best Actor award from the Venice Film Festival in 1985 for his performance of the conflicted Mangin.

Police (1985)

Police Movie Poster (1985)

Police (1985)

Directed by: Maurice Pialat
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard, Sandrine Bonnaire, Franck Karoui, Jacques Mathou
Screenplay by: Catherine Breillat
Production Design by: Constantin Mejinsky
Cinematography by: Luciano Tovoli
Film Editing by: Yann Dedet
Costume Design by: Malika Brahim
Distributed by: Gaumont
Release Date: September 4, 1985 (France)