Police (1985 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Maurice Pialat
Produced by Emmanuel Schlumberger
Screenplay by
Story by Catherine Breillat
Music by Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (Symphonie N° 3)
Sung by Stefania Woytowicz
Symphonie Orchester der Südwestfunk
conducted by Ernest Bour
Cinematography Luciano Tovoli
Edited by Yann Dedet
Distributed by Gaumont
Release date
  • September 4, 1985 (1985-09-04) (France)
Running time
114 minutes
Country France
Language French

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.[1] The film had 1,830,970 admissions in France.[2]


When Mangin, a jaded French police inspector (Depardieu), starts to investigate a Tunisian drug ring, he finds his morals being clouded by his interactions with the criminals and especially Noria (Marceau), the girlfriend of one of them.



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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Mannikka, Eleanor. "Police (1985)". The New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Police". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 

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