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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Zdzislaw Kuzniar ...
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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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An excellent detective story, a must-see, the classic.
27 July 2005 | by (Ukraine --> USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very excellent movies that you don't get to see often. A twisted plot, good humor, excellent play and the unique atmosphere of the 30's capture you. There is not really much to add to it, except that Va-Bank II might be even better ! If you are able to see this film - see it. I am running out of words to tell you how wonderful the movie is. I have already mentioned that the actors' play is terrific, but you really have to see it to appreciate it. Every little detail was prepared for you to bring you into the 30's. Everything is good, even the music that the main character plays on his trumpet is excellent (I still remember it :) ) I just wonder - Polish people don't comment on IMDb or what ? This film is highly appreciate all round the ex-USSR, so if you somehow missed it - don't lose your chance.


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