Police, adjective / Polițist, adjectiv (Use, Abuse, Overdose) (Romania, 2009)

directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, drama, 115 min, eng subtitles
written by Corneliu Porumboiu
with Dragoș Bucur,Vlad Ivanov, Irina Săulescu

Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his self-serious superior, for whom the word "conscience" has an entirely different meaning.

Porumboiu approaches his story with the exacting patience of a master ironist, culminating in one of the most unexpected comedic payoffs in years, - an extraordinary dissection of language that affirms his reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in European cinema.

Cannes Film Festival 2009 (FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard Jury Prize)
Transilvania IFF 2009 (Best Film -Transilvania Trophy)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2010 (NSFC Award)