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Eminent Domain (1990)

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A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.

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Josef Borski
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Kowal
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Ewa
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Anton
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Nicole
Yves Beneyton ...
Roger
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Dr. Marwicz (as Denys Fouqueray)
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Jan Peszek
Tadeusz Bradecki
Marcin Tronski
Joanna Jedryka
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A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.

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Intriguing but uneven
14 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

1979 Communist Poland; Donald Sutherland's high ranking official suddenly finds himself without priviledge and no explanation as to why. Nothing and no one is safe in his world. His friends no longer want to be seen with him, his special needs daughter (Jodhi May) is removed from her Geneva school and returned to Poland over night, his wife (Anne Archer) endures an emotional breakdown under the duress, as he finds himself in impossible circumstances at every turn. This film works in showing the subversive wickedness of Communism - how in theory it is government for the masses but in reality it may deny individuals any and all rights on a lark. But the pacing is not always sure of itself and the performances range from even handed (Sutherland) to overwrought (Archer). Worth a look.


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