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Duze zwierze (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 August 2000 (Poland)
Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple. Although the wife is initially bewildered by the strange and unexpected animal, her husband immediately... See full summary »

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Zygmunt Sawicki
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Marysia Sawicka
Dominika Bednarczyk ...
Bank Clerk
Blazej Wójcik ...
Bank Clerk
Andrzej Franczyk ...
Bank Manager
Feliks Szajnert ...
Drunkard
Zbigniew Kaleta ...
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Andrzej Kozak
Radoslaw Krzyzowski ...
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Stanislaw Banas ...
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Piotr Dabrowski ...
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Zbigniew Rola ...
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Ewa Worytkiewicz ...
Councilwoman I
Malgorzata Zabkowska ...
Councilwoman II
Beata Schimscheiner ...
Councilwoman III
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Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple. Although the wife is initially bewildered by the strange and unexpected animal, her husband immediately adopts it as a pet. As the man and his new companion take their daily walks in the village, neighbors are drawn to the odd sight and approach him about riding the camel or using it for any number of purposes. He declines to exploit or capitalize on the friendly animal, and is met with barely veiled hostility. In time, the camel becomes a burden on both the town and the man, who's edged out of community affairs and lives on shaky ground with his wife. Written by nitorch

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not as advertised, instead I got something better.
10 August 2007 | by (Seattle USA) – See all my reviews

I would comment but I couldn't write a better comment then "Beautiful film ... I wish I hadn't seen it ..., 15 June 2004 Author: profhound from Chicago, IL"

It is a beautiful, self critical look at Polish and rather all Human Nature. It shows the power of conformity and social pressure. awesome film.

also a note this film was presented as a laugh out loud funny comedy, and maybe that is what the theaters wanted advertised to get people in the door, and instead I found something better.

Major Credit to the Director for staying true to the writers work, a truly wonderful film


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