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Vabank (1981)

 |  Comedy, Crime  |  1 March 1982 (Poland)
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Set in Warsaw in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Machulski ...
Leonard Pietraszak ...
Witold Pyrkosz ...
Ewa Szykulska ...
Krzysztof Kiersznowski ...
Struna
Zdzislaw Kuzniar ...
Krempitsch
Józef Para ...
Elzbieta Zajacówna ...
Jacek Chmielnik ...
Zofia Graziewicz ...
Kwinto's Wife (as Zofia Charewicz)
Henryk Bista ...
Jan Rozek
Janusz Michalowski ...
Comissar Karelicki
Leon Niemczyk ...
Jeweler
Wlodzimierz Musial ...
Lena Wilczynska ...
Woman with Cat
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Set in Warsaw in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief with a sense of pride and loyalty. Upon leaving the jail he learns that his friend with whom he played in the jazz band has been murdered by the same guy - now a bank president - who sent him to prison. Kramer hopes to keep Kwinto's mouth shut by paying him off, but at the same time he hires a paid gun to kill him. Meanwhile, some young, petty crooks hearing that Kwinto is free want to join forces with him for a job. Kwinto, employing a retired professional and two young admirers, pulls his last job to get even with Kramer... Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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During the safe-cracking scene one of them is cutting a hole in safe's side. He is using a welding torch instead of a cutting torch. This is possible, because his daytime job is car mechanic, thus he has more to do with stitching things together rather than cutting them, hence he might be more used to operate welding torch. See more »

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Policeman: Police. We've got an order to bring you to the commissariat.
Henryk Kwinto: Why me?
Policeman: Mr. Kwinto, you can be taken just for your name.
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For me the best crime comedy ever!
3 June 2013 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

In my opinion Vabank is definitely the best Polish crime comedy of all times.

Great casting, acting, dialogues and overall atmosphere. And the plot is so cool you are impressed every time you watch it.

I don't how the jokes sound translated into English, but in Polish they are top notch. And you will appreciate it even more after watching tons of expensive Hollywood unfunny crime comedies.

Also the attention to detail when it comes to cars, interiors, costumes is really impressive. This movie really has everything. If you got a chance definitely check it out!


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