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Director:
Writers:
Krzysztof Krauze (writer)
Jerzy Morawski (writer)
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Release Date:
19 November 1999 (Poland) See more »
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Plot:
The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Robert Gonera ... Adam Borecki
Jacek Borcuch ... Stefan Kowalczyk

Andrzej Chyra ... Gerard Nowak

Cezary Kosinski ... Tadeusz Frei
Joanna Szurmiej ... Basia
Agnieszka Warchulska ... Jola
Joanna Kurowska ... Pregnant Woman
Slawomira Lozinska ... Adam's Mother
Krzysztof Gordon ... Adam's Father
Przemyslaw Modliszewski ... Young
Maria Robaszkiewicz ... Basia's Mother
Edyta Bach ... Joanna
Jakub Bach ... Jurek
Ewa Kania ... Bank Clerk
Katarzyna Trzcinska ... Gerard's Wife
Izabela Kuna ... Matczak's Wife

Slawomir Józwik ... Matczak
Maciej Szary ... Department Director
Katarzyna Tatarak ... Police Officer
Aleksander Mikolajczak ... Police Detective
Maciej Karpinski ... Restaurant Owner
Jerzy Gudejko ... Doctor
Jowita Miondlikowska ... Laundry Girl
Aleksandra Niespielak ... Tadeusz's Girlfriend
Józef Mika ... Stefan's Boss
Andrzej Andrzejewski
Jaroslaw Budnik ... Policeman
Roman Bugaj ... Thug
Marzena Chmielewicz
Tomasz Gesikowski ... Policeman

Henryk Golebiewski ... Builder
Marcin Jamkowski
Dawid Kaszlikowski ... Stefan's Friend
Pawel Kleszcz
Mariusz Liedel ... Thug
Edyta Lukaszewicz-Lisowska
Wojciech Nieradzki ... Police Officer
Tomasz Nowosielski
Malgorzata Prazmowska ... Elderly Lady (as Malgorzata Prazmowska-Jakubiec)
Jerzy Próchnicki ... Tadeusz's Client
Malgorzata Rozniatowska ... Nurse
Patrycja Sewerynska
Jakub Snochowski ... Waiter
Robert Wabich ... Builder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna Borer ... Waitress (uncredited)
Maria Maj ... Woman on the Phone (uncredited)
Marta Wisniewska ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Krzysztof Krauze 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Krzysztof Krauze  writer
Jerzy Morawski  writer

Produced by
Juliusz Machulski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michal Urbaniak 
 
Cinematography by
Bartosz Prokopowicz 
 
Film Editing by
Krzysztof Szpetmanski 
 
Production Design by
Magdalena Dipont 
 
Set Decoration by
Magdalena Dipont 
 
Costume Design by
Elzbieta Radke 
 
Production Management
Tadeusz Drewno .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Wieslaw Znyk .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremiasz Prokopowicz .... assistant camera
 

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Also Known As:
"Dlug" - Poland (original title)
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106 min
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous film, sad truth, 19 April 2000
Author: zmigy

`Dlug' is a psychological thriller/drama based on a true story. Two young entrepreneurs from Warsaw wanted to start up manufacturing of Italian scooters in Poland but they needed money in order to get things going. After the bank refused to provide them with a loan, they thought their whole plan would never work out. Then Stefan met an old friend of his Gerard and things changed drastically. At first Gerard promised that he would help them out financially with a loan. The two young soon-to-be businessmen were excited about this prospect yet they later decided that he was asking for too much share in their future profits and dropped the proposal. This is where things took a turn for the worse. Gerard started harassing them for the money that he never lent them, saying that he was already too far into the negotiation process to back out. Everyday it got worse as Adam and Stefan found out that Gerard was obviously a member of the mafia. He tormented and threatened them to the point where they did not know what to do. They knew the police was helpless because they couldn't even provide the law enforcers with the man's last name- and what charges could they file against him without any evidence? As this is a true story, it must have its real life consequences. The two men Adam and Stefan are currently in jail with sentences for 20 years imprisonment each…how did this happen you might ask? Watch the movie to find out. This film is primarily about right and wrong choices, about what one will do when under pressure, without a straight-forward way out, without hope. This movie is one after which the audience will leave the cinema and talk about for weeks. It deals with real places, real life people, and the atmosphere that director Kszysztof Krauze has captured is eerie and enthralling. The acting is magnificent and the camera work makes it look very realistic. I personally recommend this movie to everyone who wants a movie-going experience that they will remember for a long time. But be warned- this is by no means a film for the faint-hearted.

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