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Olgierd Jedlina
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Nadszyszkownik Kilkujadek
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Ala
Grzegorz Herominski ...
Adas
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Zyl
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Wiktoria Padlewska ...
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Gil
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Pycio
Halina Machulska ...
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A comedy. The story follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The dwarf kingdom, Shuflandia, exists in a cellar of a library, and only the most obedient get the chance to grow to king size and inhabit the larger world. Once there, nobody wants to return to Shuflandia. Also, there are no women in Shuflandia. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Director's cameo: in one of the last scenes of the movie (the characters running along the train corridor) one of the guests in the restaurant wagon is the director Juliusz Machulski. See more »

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one of the freakiest but best movies I've seen
4 February 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I don't know what it is about Communism and its impact on Polish minds, but any art influenced by a hatred of it comes out awesome. Kingsajz (King Size) is another one of Machulski's satirical masterpieces. Though this movie is brilliant and slightly eerie without any background info, the insider jokes, mainly made at the expense of, you guessed it, the much hated Communist regime, will make you laugh. The movie takes absurd ideas, like soda that is actual a secret formula for un-shrinking, and little people living in a room stacked with old card catalogs, and puts them together into a philosophical movie with a very cliche yet disturbing ending.


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