When the ex-racing driver's teenage daughter is brutally raped, her father seeks justice on his own.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pan Tadeusz (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski, Grazyna Szapolowska
Poklosie (2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Polish man who returns home after the death of his father unearths a secret about the now-deceased Jewish residents of his village.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Komornik (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lucjan Bohme is a ruthless debt collector working in a post-industrial Silesian town. In the land of unemployment and misery, he's got a lot of work and no mercy at all. Until something happens.

Director: Feliks Falk
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Kinga Preis
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The life of Ryszard Riedel, former leader of cult Polish rock-blues band Dzem, including the history of his family relationships, music career and addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski
Stars: Tomasz Kot, Jolanta Fraszynska, Maciej Balcar
Hi, Tereska (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sensitive teenage girl from a poor family befriends a cynical schoolmate, who shows her how to smoke, drink, have sex and steal. Tereska's life heads towards a catastrophe.

Director: Robert Glinski
Stars: Aleksandra Gietner, Karolina Sobczak, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Polish family fights to keep their ancestral farm in the face of mounting pressure from (corrupt?) developers

Director: Piotr Weresniak
Stars: Andrzej Grabowski, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Drama | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A doctor in Poland faces ethical dilemmas about escaping from the country.

Director: Wojciech Wójcik
Stars: Janusz Gajos, Jan Frycz, Olaf Lubaszenko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michal Kord
Nina Roguz ...
Marta Kord (daughter of Michal)
...
Public prosecutor Kaniowska
...
Juras
...
Robert (friend of Michal)
...
Annna 'Ania' (wife of Robert)
Jeremi Jemiolowicz ...
Kafar
Lukasz Nowicki ...
Zdzislaw Kaczor "Palka"
Wojciech Duryasz ...
Lawyer of Kessler
Marek Barbasiewicz ...
Businessman Kessler
Krzysztof Bien ...
Hoffman (police inspector)
Maciej Malysa ...
Zyga (son of Oleszko)
Marek Siudym ...
Kazimierz 'Kazio' Oleszko
...
Angelika (wife of "Juras", daughter of Kessler)
Juliusz Krzysztof Warunek ...
Barman
Edit

Storyline

When the ex-racing driver's teenage daughter is brutally raped, her father seeks justice on his own.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (Poland)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Poranek kojota (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poland's answer to DEATH WISH
14 August 2010 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the least Polish film I've seen, PRAWO OJCA (aka Father's Law / aka The Right of the Father, 1999) is a perfect example of the Hollywood Effect.

A revenge movie in the Charles Bronson mould about a truck driver out to get the thugs that gang-raped his daughter It plays out, beat by beat, exactly as you expect it will. No surprises.

Not only is the plot familiar from Hollywood movies, but so is the emphasis on "production value" - here in the form of attention grabbing vehicles.

The film opens with the sight of a shiny American big rig (not the kind of vehicle you see on roads in Poland) and later, to take the action up a gear, a sports car is introduced for the hero.

49-year-old actor/director Marek Kondrat's character is a former rally driver and takes a moment to spin his Subaru wildly in the dust before heading off to get his vengeance.

Formulaic though it is, PRAWO OJCA's an engaging thriller with a good performance from Kondrat.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Prawo ojca (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?