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Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)

Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa (original title)
A cynical doctor, who is dying of cancer, would like to know the meaning of his life. He has to fight for it or just get ready for death.

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Tomasz Berg
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Anna
Tadeusz Bradecki ...
Monk Marek
Monika Krzywkowska ...
Hanka
Pawel Okraska ...
Filip
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Starszy wioskowy
Szymon Bobrowski ...
Karol
Aleksander Fabisiak ...
Profesor
Redbad Klynstra ...
Piosenkarz
Xavier Schliwanski ...
Koniokrad
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Kierownik planu
Stanislawa Celinska ...
Farmacientka
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Helena Girardin ...
Klapserka
Adam Guibourger
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A cynical doctor, who is dying of cancer, would like to know the meaning of his life. He has to fight for it or just get ready for death.

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8 September 2000 (Poland)  »

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La vida, una enfermedad mortal de transmisión sexual  »

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The film's title was taken from a graffiti written on a wall in Warsaw. The director liked it so much that he decided to use it. See more »

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A wonderful meditation on the transcendence of life
29 October 2000 | by (Oak Park, IL) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to view this film [and to participate in a Q&A with Mr. Zanussi] at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, 2000 and it profoundly moved me. The basic theme is hardly original: that there is more to life than what one can see and that it is not limited to our time on earth. However, as Mr Zanussi pointed out at the Festival, having been born in Poland in 1939 he has a more than passing familiarity with death, and in this film explores its significance. This he does with visual eloquence, grace and occasional wit in this film set in Poland and France.


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