Film - Feature | November 9 | 7-8:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The language of law, as witnessed and experienced by police, supervisors, and criminals, is dissected in this extraordinary work. Cristi is a decent beat cop tailing a clueless, unthreatening teenager around town and has plenty of time to ponder why his supervisors are unleashing the full weight of the law against an ordinary teen. The films first half, shot on the streets of contemporary Romania, documents a society between ruin and repair; the final section, a bravura long take of Cristis confrontation with his supervisors, is a philosophical examination of how the language of law is definedand controlled, by those in powerthrough the laws of language.
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