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A Life for a Life (1998)

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A moving dramatisation of a 1970s UK miscarraige of justice, centred around Stefan Khizcho, and his mother's subsequent battle for his freedom.

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John Bleasdale ...
Edwards
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Wilkinson
Magdalena Buznea ...
Alreda Tosic
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Waddington
Vicky Connett ...
Maxine (as Victoria Connett)
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Charlotte Kiszko
Kevin Dyer ...
DC Rochdale
Tim Hans ...
Jim Gregory
David Kellett ...
Rochdale Policeman
Judi Lamb ...
Sally
Jeffrey Longmore ...
Wright
Bob Mason ...
D.S. Akeroyd
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Stefan Kiszko
Joanna McGowan ...
Inland Revenue Woman
Tony Pritchard ...
Campbell Malone
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A moving dramatisation of a 1970s UK miscarraige of justice, centred around Stefan Khizcho, and his mother's subsequent battle for his freedom.

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Simply powerful
10 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie will probably make you cry, because it speaks with the power of reality, and the acting was top notch for all roles, main and secondary alike. In comparison, "Killing fields" lost a lot because of a few lousy actors.

Back to "Life for a life" (AKA "The story of Stefan Kiszko"), this is a moving movie, not quite sophisticated as, for example, "Requiem for a dream", but all the more direct. As I said in the title of this review, it's -simply- powerful.

How powerful was the movie, to me? Suffice it to say that I have been waking up in the morning, for a few days after watching the movie, thinking about Stefan and his mother, feeling deeply sad for them and saying a prayer, with my faith in God getting a whole new meaning. Yes, it was that deep. Without faith, I thought, the pain described in the movie could be utterly unbearable, even for just the honest audience of this movie. Because, I think, this is what this movie needs; an honest, emotionally participating and empathic audience above all, that will somehow try to make the wrongs of this world a little bit better.


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