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Ida (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 October 2013 (Poland)
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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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Feliks
Halina Skoczynska ...
Mother Superior
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Kaska
Natalia Lagiewczyk ...
Bronia
Afrodyta Weselak ...
Marysia
Mariusz Jakus ...
Barman
Izabela Dabrowska ...
Waitress
Artur Janusiak ...
Policeman
Anna Grzeszczak ...
Neighbour
Jan Wociech Poradowski ...
Father Andrew
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Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking | See all certifications »

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25 October 2013 (Poland)  »

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Sister of Mercy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$55,438 (USA) (2 May 2014)

Gross:

$3,826,455 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Trivia

The city of Lódz, where the film was shot, provided some of the film's budget. See more »

Goofs

Flopped image. Near the end, Ida is resting in bed with her head on a pillow, to the left side of the screen. The close up shot is from above looking down and the image is flipped. A small mole that has been on her right cheek throughout the film is, in this shot, on her left side, and returns to her right side in the following shots. See more »

Quotes

Wanda: Do you have sinful thoughts sometimes?
Anna: Yes.
Wanda: About carnal love?
Anna: No.
Wanda: That's a shame. You should try, otherwise what sort of sacrifice are these vows of yours?
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Connections

Featured in The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Internationale
Music by Pierre Degeyter
Lyrics by Eugène Pottier, translation Maria Danilewicz-Zielinska (as Maria Markowska)
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Is Life In Poland Really This Bleak??
3 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

In a nutshell, I'd say that "Ida" is what one would call an "art" film. Nothing more. Nothing less.

And, in being an "art" film - Because its story was delivered in such a bleak, dry, dull-edged and slow-paced fashion, I, personally, consider it to be a very poor example of the genre that it represents. This is the sort of film that could only appeal to a very small and select audience.

"Ida" is one of those films where (due to its completely barren storytelling), one finds their mind wandering to other matters as the story progresses at a literal snail's pace.

Due to all of the unwarranted praise that "Ida" has garnered for itself

  • You can surely bet that had this stark, dead-end film been a


Hollywood production no one would be giving it even the slightest bit of attention.

But, just because "Ida" is a foreign production (from Poland) critics, and the likes, are literally falling all over themselves with praise and admiration for such a depressingly miserable picture as this.


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