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Policewoman (2000)

Die Polizistin (original title)
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Credited cast:
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Anne
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Mike
Paul Grubba Paul Grubba ... Benny
Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Jegor
Katrin Saß ... Frau Kubitschek
Horst Krause ... Albert
Martin Seifert Martin Seifert ... Herr Kubitschek
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Wagner
Heidemarie Schneider Heidemarie Schneider ... Frau Seifert
Ursula Werner ... Mutter Schmiedel
Peter Pauli Peter Pauli ... Vater Schmiedel
Eberhard Bremer Eberhard Bremer ... Otto
Eberhard Kirchberg Eberhard Kirchberg ... Harald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick Lau ... Junge
Werner Lustig Werner Lustig ... Paule
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Country:

Germany

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German

Release Date:

25 October 2000 (Germany) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Gritty, seedy, realistic portrayal
26 June 2003 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

There are many police dramas doing the rounds. I am not sure why. It's probably to do with the old basic theme of good versus evil.

This film has a documentary style as we follow the difficult initiation of Anne, a raw recruit, into a police squad stationed in the Baltic area. No attempt is made to glamorise the police. They are truly down to earth, harsh at times and unforgiving, Anne on the other hand has a soft heart perhaps a little more understanding of the human condition. Against all rules she sometimes holds back incriminating information found on her strip searches and other investigations.

This is not a pleasant film. Not one to relax you. There is not much feeling of optimism in it. The police seem to be involved in a losing battle. Tomorrow there will be more bashings, more murders, more family break-ups, and more distressed children. Let's face it. This is the world we live in.

As days go by Anne becomes more intimately involved with the police and with the families they are investigating. The only real warmth in the film is that provided by the character Benny, a 12 year old from a broken family. Anne has her own way of patching things up. She turns a blind eye to Benny's shoplifting and tries to help him as best she can. I was surprised though that she went so far as to seduce Benny's father. It set me wondering if it was in consideration of the father or her own needs. After all, the film makes it clear that she was desperately in need of a partner and loving children.

Well cast but not my idea of an evening's entertainment,


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