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The Master (2005)

Mistrz (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Master Aleksandr Sapalov
Monika Buchowiec ...
Teresa Branna ...
Aurélia Georges ...
Monika Badowska
Adam Kowalski
Piotr Bienias
Piotr Kondrat
Stefan Knothe
Aleksander Jasinski
Elzbieta Snigórska ...
(as Ela Snigórska)
Anna Mazurkiewicz ...
(as Anna Blawut-Mazurkiewicz)
Konstanty Szwemberg
Krystyna Staroscik


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30 September 2005 (Poland)  »

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I'm sorry but this film simply SUCKS
3 December 2005 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Why Polish films need to suck? Another movie, full of vodka, some swearing and cheap sensation. Film is full of "atractions" : we have a drunkard, a prostitute, a guy with past,a lesbian, and other minor characters. Speaking of whom, they are simply sketched, don't make a real character, but rather types. The whole story is senseless and unbelievable. The plot isn't clever or logical. It is chaotic composition of elements. Maybe it is to make it look like events from real life but it is just annoying. I've seen it on Camerimage but I have not found many good shots in that. The previous Trzaskalski's film, EDI was much better, more consisted, touched important issues, had beautiful pictures, a general idea behind it. A good movie. And this "Mistrz" is unwatchable. It gives you nothing, evokes some cheap drama, awful dialogues kill all the scenes that could be at least average. I almost forgot, there were naked women of course, and 45-second long sequence of sexual intercourse. Watch something better, don't make your opinion on Polish cinema by means of this crap. The whole film is about circus and it is a circus indeed, full of grotesque clowns and cheap tricks. The only good thing about it, is that director didn't copy any Hollywood movies in order to make a film with American-like plot with Polish flavours. He made quite original piece of nothing that might win some awards if you find a jury where there will be people who believe that a scene with a silent man standing on a field with a bottle of vodka in his hand has any poetic significance, and they are able to imagine any "deep" in it, although, it doesn't have any.

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