Parisian police and paedophilia, a heavy mix

Intertwining the personal and professional lives of police officers working in the Parisian Child Protection Unit delivers an at times deeply disturbing picture of the young victims of paedophilia or neglect and the chaotic nature of the lives of those who have to deal with these issues.

Cross-cutting from the work at hand and the after-work camaraderie of this family-like unit, with domestic scenes thrown in for good measure, is occasionally frustrating. It’s as if director Maïwenn and