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Polisse

The film presented by English Professor Robert Niemi is based on real cases from the Paris Child Protection Unit. Polisse examines the brutal tasks of ten CPU officers and smartly explores the toll this grueling labor takes on the officers, both on the job and at home, rendered with the sharp immediacy of news ripped from the headlines. Marriages and other personal relationships unravel, once-close colleagues become bitter enemies, and supervisors interfere with endless bureaucracy and red tape. But no matter the difficulties in their private and professional lives, these CPU cops remain constantly dedicated to rescuing society's most vulnerable members from unspeakable harm.

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