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South by North (2007)
"Poludnie - Pólnoc" (original title)

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Jacob (29) leaves a monastery. On his first stop he meets Julia (21) - an attractive but neurotic young woman, who joins him. They both want to reach the sea, but their journey ends in a very different place...

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Jacob (29) leaves a monastery. On his first stop he meets Julia (21) - an attractive but neurotic young woman. Jacob wants to reach the sea. She decides to join him. As they don't have any money they travel by foot, hitch-hiking or riding stolen bicycles. On their way they talk, laugh, cry, meet other people and get closer and closer to each other as their journey continues. Julia, who used to be a prostitute in a big city, is diagnosed HIV positive. A very special emotion builds up between those two so different people - a monk and a prostitute... Written by Anonymous

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Some journeys make you become someone else... someone who might outlive the original.

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Jacob has his hand broken and put into plaster. While explaining his situation, Jacob says that he "broke his hand, went to a doctor and...". The true story is that the actor, Borys Szyc, broke his hand just few days before the shoot had started, and the screenplay had to be adapted to the situation. Initially, in the story, he was to play a guitar. See more »

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tugs at the heartstrings
21 March 2007 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This isn't just another love story. Poludnie - Polnoc (South by North) deviates from the classic man meets woman formula. That's why this film is just up my street. In a surprising chance encounter, a former monk meets a working girl. Jacob has a low-key personality. As for Julia, well, she's a free spirit. She chews gum, burps from time to time, and has a heart of gold. What they do share, is a dream. And naturally, what this character clash ignites is Magic. Jacob and Julia's bond is really stirring, but not too gooey, since they're joking around a lot of the time. Both of them are very likable. If you ask me, this movie is about the strength of feelings. Well acted. Not so sure about the soundtrack, though. Loved the end. I have to admit, it was a bit too optimistic, but that doesn't bother me at all. This is a great flick!


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