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25 August 2000 (Poland) See more »
Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple. Although the wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

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
Tomasz Schimscheiner ... Builder
Zbigniew Kosowski ... Stefaniak
Krzysztof Gluchowski ... Mayor
Katarzyna Mrózek ... Little Girl
Leszek Swigon ... Posterunkowy I
Tomasz Karolak ... Posterunkowy II
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Cielecki
Patrycja Durska
Krzysztof Gadacz
Dorota Godzic
Krzysztof Górecki
Ryszard Jasinski
Andrzej Konopka
Tadeusz Lomnicki
Ryszard Lukowski
Tomasz Medzik
Krzysztof Najbor
Krzysztof Stawowy
Dawid Zawadzki
Dorota Zieciowska ... Woman

Directed by
Jerzy Stuhr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Krzysztof Kieslowski 
Kazimierz Orlos  story "Wielblad"

Produced by
Janusz Morgenstern .... producer
Slawomir Rogowski .... producer
Original Music by
Abel Korzeniowski 
Cinematography by
Pawel Edelman 
Film Editing by
Elzbieta Kurkowska 
Production Design by
Monika Sajko  (as Monika Sajko-Gradowska)
Set Decoration by
Monika Sajko 
Costume Design by
Elzbieta Radke 
Production Management
Jolanta Jarzecka-Sawka .... unit production manager
Jan Kaczmarski .... production manager
Adam Santura .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylwia Czaplewska .... assistant director
Maciej Swierzawski .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Nikodem Wolk-Laniewski .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Bartosz Blaschke .... electrician
Pawel Chiczewski .... electrician
Cezary Lisowski .... gaffer
Wojciech Szepel .... camera operator

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Also Known As:
"Duze zwierze" - Poland (original title)
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73 min
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Referenced in Escape from Tomorrow (2013)See more »


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the big animal has a big heart, 13 June 2001
Author: flikstik from Canada

10 / 10 on this one. very poetic. the direction was splendid. metaphorically speaking this is a masterpiece about how we value the unexpected when it arrives on our doorstep - and how others can burden us within our bliss. genius.

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