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The Debt (1999)
"Dlug" (original title)

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Stefan Kowalczyk
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Joanna Szurmiej ...
Basia
Agnieszka Warchulska ...
Jola
Joanna Kurowska ...
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Slawomira Lozinska ...
Adam's Mother
Krzysztof Gordon ...
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Przemyslaw Modliszewski ...
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Maria Robaszkiewicz ...
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Edyta Bach ...
Joanna
Jakub Bach ...
Jurek
Ewa Kania ...
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Katarzyna Trzcinska ...
Gerard's Wife
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The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With no collateral, they turn to a Russian acquaintance that offers money and support in the beginning and then inexplicably turns violent and vicious. Tension mounts as the two friends begin to understand what must be done. Based on a true story, The Debt is a terrifying tale of ordinary men pushed to their limit. Written by Anonymous

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Not an easy movie to watch, but it is a true masterpiece.
17 June 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Based on true events, the movie shows the dilemma faced by law-abiding people confronted by ruthless, petty criminals. The Police is simply not interested - there is not enough evidence to get a conviction, so why bother. In the meantime, the victims and their families are being gradually destroyed as the criminals are trying to force them to re-pay an imaginary debt. This movie will make you think - how would you react - what would you do differently to avoid the final tragedy. Excellent acting, strong plot, high quality DVD with excellent English subtitles - well worth watching.


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