Police, Adjective

  • Tues Dec 2
Police, Adjective

Free Screening! Introduced by Dr. Mona Momescu, the Nicolae Iorga Chair of Romanian Language and Culture at Columbia University

Corneliu Porumboiu
Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov

“Cristi (Dragos Bucur) 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 (Vlad Ivanov), for whom the word 'conscience' has an entirely different meaning.” (Independent Film Channel)

Dr. Momescu has a strong interest in film and will discuss the post-1989 Romanian New Wave in her introductory comments. She also teaches Romanian language courses at Cornell, Columbia, and Yale, through the Shared Course Initiative (The Cornell course numbers are Roman 1210 and 1230). Refreshments with a Romanian theme will be available and Dr. Momescu will be available to answer questions after the film.

Cosponsored by the Language Resource Center, the Cornell Institute for European Studies, and the Departments of German Studies, Romance Studies, and History.

BluRay color
1 hour 53 minutes
release year/country
2009 Romania