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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:

Official site [Italy]

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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Characterizing
20 November 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's always a bad assumption to characterize a group of people and make them what you think they are. Or what maybe a lot of them are doing. This issue gets handled head on here and it doesn't take any prisoners. The movie is made for you to think (especially if you're Italian or have followed some of the things that went down in that country) about incidents. Like the one depicted in another movie (Diaz: Don't clean up this blood). It's only a small fraction in this movie here, but that issue is spoken of too.

So while you might have a pre-arranged picture that suits the title of the movie, there is more going on. Of course the movie would not be authentic if it didn't involve said cops. But the question always remains, why it came to that fact (for some of them). If you're open minded this might appeal to you and you might see that there are some differences


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