Dir CORNELIU PORUMBOIU
ROMANIA/FRANCE 2016, 86 mins.
Costi’s neighbour has a proposition for him. There’s a treasure buried in his old family home, and if Costi will pay for the equipment, they can split the profits. And so a moment of temptation becomes an obsessive quest in Police, Adjective director Porumboiu’s delightfully deadpan, smartly satirical Romanian Fargo, a prizewinner at 2015’s Cannes Film Festival. “One of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy” (Variety)
“This is a movie that lives up to its name” – New York Times
“An ingeniously intricate goofball comedy that evokes heroes of legend” – The New Yorker
“Slowly … something changes, and the functionality of Porumboui’s style gives way to an ever-so-slight hint of wonder.” – Vulture