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The Debt (1999)
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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... See full summary »

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Robert Gonera ...
Adam Borecki
Jacek Borcuch ...
Stefan Kowalczyk
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Gerard Nowak
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Tadeusz Frei
Joanna Szurmiej ...
Basia
Agnieszka Warchulska ...
Jola
Joanna Kurowska ...
Pregnant Woman
Slawomira Lozinska ...
Adam's Mother
Krzysztof Gordon ...
Adam's Father
Przemyslaw Modliszewski ...
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Maria Robaszkiewicz ...
Basia's Mother
Edyta Bach ...
Joanna
Jakub Bach ...
Jurek
Ewa Kania ...
Bank Clerk
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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Chilling and psychologically painful
12 June 2000 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a masterpiece of a movie that will make you think twice about trusting your "friends". The fact that it is based upon a true story adds a whole other dimension to it. Interestingly enough, I read that the movie moved the Polish courts to reopen the criminal case upon which it was based. Truly a pity that it was not submitted to Cannes or Oscars, because it had a good shot for both.


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