18 - 24 November 2013
Poliţist, Adjectiv (Corneliu Porumboiu)

L'Alternativa Parallel

20 years of l'Alternativa

Poliţist, Adjectiv (Police, Adjective)
Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania, 2009
35 mm | 115 min | Colour | Romanian | VOSE

Producer company: 42km Film
Production: Corneliu Porumboiu
Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
Photography: Marius Panduru
Editor: Roxana Szel
Sound: Alexandru Dragomir, Sebastian Zsemlye
Actors: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Ioana Stoica, Irina Saulescu

20 years of l'Alternativa » L'Alternativa Parallel


A policeman refuses to arrest a young man who offers hashish to some school mates. He believes that the law will change, that 'offering' will no longer be an offence and he doesn't want the life of a young man he considers innocent to be a burden on his conscience. This deadpan meditation on authority and moral conscience is also an analysis of bureaucratic procedure and the tyranny of language.


Screened at

L'Alternativa 2009 - Premio Largometraje de Ficción


42 km Film