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A.C.A.B. (2012)

A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (original title)
A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

Director:

Stefano Sollima

Writers:

Carlo Bonini (book), Daniele Cesarano (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Cobra
Filippo Nigro ... Negro
Marco Giallini ... Mazinga
Andrea Sartoretti ... Carletto
Domenico Diele ... Adriano
Roberta Spagnuolo ... Maria
Eugenio Mastrandrea ... Giancarlo
Eradis Josende Oberto Eradis Josende Oberto ... Miriam
Carlo Marino Altomonte Carlo Marino Altomonte ... Uomo Sfrattato
Riccardo Angelini Riccardo Angelini ... Maresciallo Reparto Mobile
Alessandra Antinori Alessandra Antinori ... Franca
Livio Beshir Livio Beshir ... Mustafà
Stefania Bogo Stefania Bogo ... Giudice Separazione Negro
Antonio Brundu Antonio Brundu ... Poliziotto Casa Mazinga
Sebastiano Colla Sebastiano Colla ... Poliziotto Narcotici
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A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

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you can only count on your brothers!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A.C.A.B. See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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All Cops Are Bashed...
6 May 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

At least those riot control force policemen who are daily "cleansing" stadiums from Ultras, public demonstrations, evictions etc - as we see in this realistic Italian film. It seems that the European Union is so afraid on potential police violence and brutality that member state police units have very limited rights even if they are attacked or mocked (unlike in the U.S., for example). The result is aggregated tensions, injured policemen, problems at home, attitude change and other elements the police could/should be deprived of.

The plot is somewhat documentary, resulting in a kind of aridity, fast frame interlace and hectic course of events. The cast seems strong as well, although all the actors apart from Pierfrancesco Favino (as Cobra) were unfamiliar to me. I can't say I enjoyed the film, but I liked it more than similar films made e.g. in Latin America where strong visibility of poverty and violence is too tough to follow. And finally, I am no fan of football, thus I would have a plain solution to the stadium fights...


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