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by Stéphanie Duvivier


The setting is the suburbs at night. In a small police station, Emilie Carange – a police lieutenant plagued by frustrations – notices the arrival of Jamil Messaouden, a young trainee with rather unorthodox working methods. She falls madly in love with him. A little Arab grandmother says she has witnessed a major drug trafficking incident. Viard, the drugs squad cop, who should logically be the one to track them down has "his head and heart elsewhere". The team find themselves dealing with a case that is beyond them. As the nights pass by, Emilie’s desire for Jamil grows. The drugs matter gets out of hand, and so does Emilie...

international title: A Police Romance
original title: Un roman policier
country: France
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Stéphanie Duvivier
screenplay: Richard Magnien, Richard Magnien
cast: Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Olivier Marchal, Abdelhafid Metalsi, Hiam Abbass, Théo Trifard
cinematography by: Denis Rouden
film editing: Saskia Berthod
art director: Mourad Saïdi
costumes designer: Marie Césari
music: Pierre Aviat
producer: Richard Magnien
production: Mat Productions, Canal+
distributor: Zelig Films Distribution
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