Three lonely next-door neighbours alienate themselves in various ways. Jacek seeks contacts online, his brother Tomek has a brain injury. Magda spends time alone in her apartment. What if they become friends?
Jerzy is a writer and a chronic alcoholic. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. Him and her in bed. Somebody says "I love you". It seems that there is a... See full summary »
Compelling political thriller that reveals the dark world of European corruption and corporate in-fighting. What happens when dirty politicians work together with unethical businessmen. (Polish with English subtitles)
The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.
1969. Adam is drifted into the Polish army and sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy. Along with his older brother Antoni, Adam sets off for the military base in Swinoujscie on... See full summary »
The grandfather's wife unexpectedly leaves him for another man and this sparks a series of events. His son and grandson arrive from abroad and set off for a journey to find a woman dear to each of them.
Alfred and Jerzy take part in a brutal incident: during a train ride, a couple of hooligans harass a young woman. Jerzy stands in her defense. Alfred hesitates and becomes a helpless ... See full summary »
This is the story of three characters: Tomek and Jacek are brothers, and Magda is their neighbour. Each of them is in their own way lonely and alienated. Magda, who likes sitting in her wardrobe, isolates herself from the outside world and even attempts suicide. Tomek's alienation is caused by his neurological disease, and Jacek contacts the world mainly via the Internet. Their lives change unexpectedly when Jacek has a business meeting and asks Magda to take care of his autistic brother. Written by
I recently had the pleasure to watch this movie at the Polish Film Festival here in Seattle. I think a lot was lost in the translation as I don't speak Polish but even that was not really a detriment. I can say that this movie was really original in topic and that I was thrown for a loop when I finally put it together. Its happy, sad, ironic and disjointed and really revolves around Jacek's care of his brother Tomek whose bizarre behavior has you wondering why anyone would. Its a touching movie, which even now I admit I didn't totally get because I think each viewing will open something new that I missed before. Highly recommended and the soundtrack is crazy good from what I heard. If it makes it to Itunes, I am all over it. Good job. I didn't see it coming.
11 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?