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ACAB (All Cops are Bastards)

ACAB (All Cops are Bastards)

A Feature film by Stefano Sollima

Release in France : 18/07/2012

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-production :

Babe Films

French distribution :

Bellissima Films

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News agency (France) :

Le Public Système Cinéma

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ACAB, or "All Cops are Bastards", was a slogan initially used by skinheads in England in the 1970s. It rapidly spread throughout the streets and football stadiums, places favorable to urban guerillas.
Cobra, Nero and Mazinga are three "cop bastards" who, by dint of confronting scorn on a daily basis, have become used to being the target of this violence, the reflection of a chaotic society dictated by hatred. Their sole aim is to re-establish order and to ensure laws are obeyed, even if it means using force...
Inspired by real events, the film takes us into the heart of violent street confrontations that took place in Italy, from the murder of a anti-G8 demonstrator in Genoa in 2011, to the death of a football supporter, beaten by a policeman's truncheon in 2007. 

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Full credits (14)

Author of original work :

Carlo Bonini

Screenwriters :

Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Leonardo Valenti

Co-producer :

Fabio Conversi

Sound Recordist :

Gilberto Martinelli

Press Attaché (film) :

Alexis Delage-Toriel

Production Designer :

Paola Comencini

Casting :

Annamaria Sambucco

Line Producer :

Matteo De Laurentiis

Foreign producers :

Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Ricardo Tozzi

Director of Photography :

Paolo Carnera

Production Manager :

Alberto Sammarco

Editor :

Patrizio Marone

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Costume designer :

Veronica Fragola

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Minority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 52 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Rating restrictions :

Suitable for all viewers, with warnings