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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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Goofs

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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Adam 'Szpula' Szpulski: And what should I say to Buttoned-Up?
Henryk Kwinto: Let him unbutton.
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Followed by Vabank II czyli riposta (1985) See more »

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Polish bank job
24 October 2008 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This movie is not well known but it's really worth watching. I don't know much about Polish cinema but this is probably one of the best Polish movies. It's very entertaining crime comedy. The budged of this film is pretty low but the plot, acting and directing compensate it. There isn't much jokes but the ending was really funny. It's also good as a crime movie. I liked the dialogs between criminals and also the way they planed bank robbery. If you get a chance to see this movie, don't waste it because it's really interesting (althau it may appear a little boring in the beginning). I also liked the style of these gangsters - the way they talked and worked reminded me of some Hollywood crime movies.


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