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Meska sprawa (2001)

13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog.

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Cast overview:
Bartosz Idczak ...
Bartek Idczak
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Andrzej, coach
Marek Bielecki ...
Stefan, Bartek`s father
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Hanka, Bartek`s mother
Tomasz Rolinski ...
Platfus, Bartek`s brother
Andrzej Wichrowski ...
Chief of dog shelter
Grzegorz Król ...
Siwy
Mariusz Pilawski ...
Henryk, head master
Katarzyna Chmara ...
Teacher of religion
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13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog.

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22 March 2002 (Poland)  »

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A Man Thing  »

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Powerful statement against child abuse
22 February 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The most engaging short movie I have ever seen. Meska Sprawa proves that one can deal with very serious issues in 26 minutes. If you haven't seen it, do it right now. No wonder Slawomir Fabicki's first (!) movie gets awards at any short movie festival.


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