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Edges of the Lord (2001)

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

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Richard Banel ...
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Gniecio
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Manka
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Kluba
Chiril Vahonin ...
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Maria
Dorota Piasecka ...
Ela Kluba
Wojciech Smolarz ...
Marek Weglarski ...
Max
Edyta Jurecka ...
Sara
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Batylin
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Wanda
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Polish 12 year-young city Jew Romek gets a crash-course in Catholicsim from his daddy ('stay hanging by your arms till your prayers are perfect') so he can be sent away and escape deportation (Auschwitz?) hiding in the country where the clergy found a host, Gniecio's simple peasant family, posing as their city relative. Gniecio's eldest son Vladek proves rather tyrannical but no brighter then gullible junior Tollo, who takes a role play in catechism class to 'become' a Last Supper character, in his case Jesus, to the extreme, even training for a crucifixion from a tree. Neighbor Batylin and his wife are executed by the Nazis when their illegally kept pig is found. Kluba plays a dirty trick when Gniecio tries to sell his in the city; his son is as problematic for the boys, who meanwhile play involving a single girl-playmate, Maria, who takes Romek in when he's stupidly thrown out by his widowed host by mistake. The horror of war itself suddenly shows its ugly head again, big time and ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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12 October 2001 (Poland)  »

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Az úr morzsái  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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This movie wasn't released in USA due to commercial difficulties right away. There were plans to release it theatrically, but to no avail. It was released straight to DVD. See more »

Goofs

After Maria gets raped, she goes into the river to wash herself. She puts her head in the water and wipes her face. In the next shot she is lying on her side washing herself, her hair is dry in front. See more »

Quotes

Tolo: What are they doing?
Vladek: They're lying naked on top of each other.
Tolo: That's awful.
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Before Your Eyes
Lyrics by Elzbieta Bieluszko-Kaczmarek
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Published by Sova Media International (ASCAP)
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Best movie I have seen in a long time.
14 April 2002 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

The plot is excellent. The story like it really was. I have heard so much about these times and how people behaved under extreme stress. This movie is so truthful to the real life. Some people are monsters and some are saints and often you can not tell who is who till they face the challenge of their lives. This movie is also about growing up, about the childhood torments and tribulations. It has some dreamlike qualities and the aspect of horror. The movie looks into the human soul, asks a lot of questions and answers only some of them. Well, an excellent experience. Everybody should see this great film. PS: I noticed that a Hollywood sugary run of the mill production "Panic Room" scored almost as high as this great artistic movie (7.5 to 7.8). This is hard for me to explain. I gave Panic Room a rating of 5 and Edges of the Lord 10.


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