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The Two Who Stole the Moon (1962)

O dwóch takich, co ukradli ksiezyc (original title)
Twin brothers, Jacek and Placek, are the town's troublemakers. They're lazy, greedy and also cruel. They despise hard work, so they cook up a plan to make easy money that would make them ... See full summary »


Jan Batory


Jan Batory (scenario), Jan Brzechwa (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lech Kaczynski ... Jacek
Jaroslaw Kaczynski Jaroslaw Kaczynski ... Placek
Helena Grossówna ... matka Jacka i Placka
Jadwiga Kuryluk ... matka Nieboraka
Danuta Mancewicz Danuta Mancewicz ... Placek (voice)
Maria Janecka Maria Janecka ... Jacek (voice)
Ludwik Benoit ... Wojciech - ojciec Jacka i Placka
Janusz Strachocki ... burmistrz Zapiecka
Tadeusz Wozniak Tadeusz Wozniak ... nauczyciel w Zapiecku
Bronislaw Darski Bronislaw Darski ... Barnaba - chlop z Zapiecka
Stanislaw Milski ... szewc w Zapiecku
Waclaw Kowalski ... kowal w Zapiecku
Henryk Modrzewski Henryk Modrzewski ... krawiec w Zapiecku
Adam Pawlikowski ... namiestnik Saradella - mieszkaniec zlotego miasta
Wlodzislaw Ziembinski ... Mieszkaniec zlotego miasta


Twin brothers, Jacek and Placek, are the town's troublemakers. They're lazy, greedy and also cruel. They despise hard work, so they cook up a plan to make easy money that would make them rich for the rest of their lives: steal the moon and sell it. They set on a journey to find a place where the moon would be low enough for them to steal. Before they leave, they take the last loaf of bread from their poor hardworking mother. After numerous adventures the boys manage to catch the moon in a fishing net. But it is only the beginning of their troubles. Written by Leopold-4

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Release Date:

12 November 1962 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Akik ellopták a Holdat See more »

Filming Locations:

Pomorskie, Poland

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Syrena Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


More than four decades later, Lech Kaczynski (Jacek) and Jaroslaw Kaczynski (Placek) ascended to the two highest offices in Polish politics. Lech served as the President of Poland from December 23, 2005 until his death in a plane crash on April 10, 2010 whereas Jaroslaw served as the Prime Minister of Poland from July 14, 2006 to November 16, 2007. He has served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Polish National Assembly since the 2007 parliamentary elections. See more »


Version of Jacek i Placek (1993) See more »

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Entertaining unique film from 1962.
30 June 2006 | by Petie3-2See all my reviews

Definitely not a high budget blockbuster, but it still has echos of Wizard of Oz as the twins go on a quest to steal the moon, bring it back, sell it and become wealthy. They come from a small village where everybody does everything wrong; their father works as a scarecrow (!) and goes out to the fields every morning. Mama spends her day plowing a sand dune (up and down) by pulling a wooden contraption built for the purpose. The twins are lazy, mischief-makers who steal, play pranks on everybody and eat everything in sight. When they go they get directions from talking trees, a donkey, a couple of pelicans and the residents of a kingdom where everybody is a hunchback. Special effects are primitive, in a high-school drama class sort of way and are charming, with flashes of hilarity like when the sun comes up, the babies start yelling and the sun goes back down to avoid the noise. The kids are bug-cute, but have the last laugh. Lech is the current President of Poland (was mayor of Warsaw) and his brother is the President of his Political Party. They are 57 years old, married and not at all cute.

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