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The Debt (1999)

Dlug (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Crime, Thriller | 19 November 1999 (Poland)
The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Krauze
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gonera ... Adam Borecki
Jacek Borcuch ... Stefan Kowalczyk
Andrzej Chyra ... Gerard Nowak
Cezary Kosinski ... Tadeusz Frei
Joanna Szurmiej Joanna Szurmiej ... Basia
Agnieszka Warchulska ... Jola
Joanna Kurowska ... Sasiadka
Slawomira Lozinska ... Matka adama
Krzysztof Gordon ... ociec Adama
Przemyslaw Modliszewski Przemyslaw Modliszewski ... Mlody
Maria Robaszkiewicz Maria Robaszkiewicz ... matka Basi
Edyta Bach ... Joanna
Jakub Bach Jakub Bach ... Jurek
Ewa Kania Ewa Kania ... szefowa Operacji Kredytowych
Katarzyna Trzcinska Katarzyna Trzcinska ... zona Gerarda
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The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With no collateral, they turn to a Russian acquaintance that offers money and support in the beginning and then inexplicably turns violent and vicious. Tension mounts as the two friends begin to understand what must be done. Based on a true story, The Debt is a terrifying tale of ordinary men pushed to their limit. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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This may be the best picture of 1999.
26 September 2005 | by ogqozoSee all my reviews

This one is actually shocking. It's based on a true story, but it's directed as well as Hitchcock would do it - the first scene makes you tense and the whole movie keeps you like this. You don't stop thinking "why it has ended like this (after the first scene there's a retrospective)? what has happened?". The director Krzysztof Krauze plays with you decently, because you make your own vision of what will happen and after awhile you see you were not right. But "Dlug" is not only thrilling. It has a lot to think about. Some say that there are a few illogical things in the scenario, but anyway it seems realistic. There is no happy end, and there is no good character in whole picture. Everyone makes tragic go even more tragic. As good as it gets, actors make great creations, especially Andrzej Chyra as the "terrorist" (I live in Poland and believe me that's actually how illegal borrowing does finish).


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Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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