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Family Life (1971)

Zycie rodzinne (original title)
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he ... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Zanussi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maja Komorowska ... Bella Braun
Halina Mikolajska ... Jadwiga
Jan Kreczmar ... ojciec Wita i Belli
Jan Nowicki ... Marek Sobota
Daniel Olbrychski ... Wit Braun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerzy Binczycki ... (as J. Binczycki)
Barbara Kobrzynska Barbara Kobrzynska ... (as B. Kobrzynska)
Wladyslaw Kornak Wladyslaw Kornak ... (as W. Kornak)
Anna Milewska ... Tlumaczka (as A. Milewska)
Anna Nehrebecka ... (as A. Nehrebecka)
Barbara Soltysik ... Kreslarka (as B. Soltysik)
Karol Strasburger ... (as K. Strassburger)
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Storyline

A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he drinks himself. He is alcoholic and unhappy. His sister is cynical and disturbed, had attempted suicide. His aunt is tired and sour. Their purpose to bring him there is to play on his sympathies and eventually make stay, to make him work and take care of them. He refuses and returns back to the city. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

24 September 1971 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Familieliv See more »

Filming Locations:

Nieborów, Lódzkie, Poland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Polski See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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