Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) (2013)

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A young couple lead a modest provincial existence with their small daughter. The husband is a policeman, a common middle- class civil servant. The wife stays at home and cares for their little girl, an alert and curious child, always looking up inquisitively at her mother. This beautiful, seemingly ordinary family live a frugal life of simple joys. It is also a life of increasing violence measured by the dark bruises of the police officer's wife...

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Critic Reviews for Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Philip Gröning builds his would-be magnum opus of domestic unease in fragments. A three-hour running-time, however, means an awful lot of fragments.

Aug 19, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's next to no insight into either character as the film remains strictly in observational mode throughout, while the distancing effect of the recurring chapter headings makes it impossible for the film to obtain any kind of dramatic flow

Sep 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The Police Officer's Wife is a vital piece of cinema; courageous and gut-wrenching in spite of its errors.

Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Groening shows us the house; he never lets us inside.

Aug 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is a chilling study of domestic abuse.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Maybe creating a study in suffering is the point.

Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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