ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards

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ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards
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Directed by Stefano Sollima
Produced by Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Riccardo Tozzi
Screenplay by Barbara Petronio, Daniele Cesarano, Leonardo Valenti
Based on ACAB by Carlo Bonini
Starring Pierfrancesco Favino
Filippo Nigro
Marco Giallini
Music by Mokadelic
Cinematography Paolo Carnera
Edited by Patrizio Marone
Babe Film
Rai Cinema
Distributed by 01 Distribution
Release dates
  • 25 January 2012 (2012-01-25) (Italy)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards is a 2012 Italian drama film directed by Stefano Sollima.


The film was the debut feature from director Stefano Sollima, who had previously directed TV crime show Romanzo Criminale.[1]


The film focuses on the life of a group of riot control force policemen and their life coping with 'cleansing' stadiums from Ultras, public demonstrations, evictions and everyday family life.



The music was composed and performed by the Italian post-rock band Mokadelic and was recorded entirely at the famous Forum Music Village studios in Rome.

Critical response[edit]

Variety called it "slick, with a driving rhythm and plenty of action", but was troubled by the way it celebrated sadism and vigilantism.[1] Cinealliance likewise found it powerful, with an intelligent and story effective direction, and despite fascist overtones.[2] Filmosphere gave it 3.5/5.[3]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Weissberg, Jay (Feb 26, 2012). "ACAB: All Cops Are Bastards". Variety. 
  2. ^ Yvernault, Manuel. "A.C.A.B (All Cops are bastards)". Cinealliance. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Gilli, Nicolas. "A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards". Filmosphere. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 

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