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Big Animal (2000)
"Duze zwierze" (original title)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Zygmunt Sawicki
Anna Dymna ...
Marysia Sawicka
Dominika Bednarczyk ...
Bank Clerk
Blazej Wójcik ...
Bank Clerk
Andrzej Franczyk ...
Bank Manager
Feliks Szajnert ...
Drunkard
Zbigniew Kaleta ...
Photographer
Andrzej Kozak
Radoslaw Krzyzowski ...
Advertising Agent
Stanislaw Banas ...
Fire Chief
Piotr Dabrowski ...
Fireman I
Zbigniew Rola ...
Fireman II
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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25 August 2000 (Poland)  »

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Ship of the desert a long way from home
22 December 2002 | by (Sydney, town without camels) – See all my reviews

Director and star of this quirky black comedy Jerzy Stuhr well Illustrates the tedium and blandness of life in a small town with the stark black and white of this film about the peace being disturbed when the chief protagonist adopts a camel from a circus annoying the townsfolk and exacerbating the situation by refusing to let his new friend be exploited for commercial gain. This shows all too well how difficult if not impossible it is to stand out in such a small minded and hypocritical environment. Something I think Jack Nicholson said in `Easy rider` about people being afraid of real freedom springs to mind.


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