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Kobieta samotna (1987)

A story of a middle-aged woman, Irena, living alone on the outskirts of Wroclaw with her 8-year old son. They live in a drab apartment. She is a mail carrier and her son is her only pride ... See full summary »

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Agnieszka Holland
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Chwalibóg ... Irena Misiak
Boguslaw Linda ... Jacek Grochala
Pawel Witczak Pawel Witczak ... Bogus, Irena's Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danuta Balicka Danuta Balicka
Bozena Baranowska Bozena Baranowska
Lucja Burzynska Lucja Burzynska
Danuta Gallert Danuta Gallert
Henryk Hunko
Maciej Karpinski
Ryszard Kotys ... Irena's Cousin, Bogus's Godfather
Jerzy Kozlowski Jerzy Kozlowski
Slawa Kwasniewska ... Irena's Aunt
Bohdana Majda ... Jacek's Housewife
Jerzy Matula Jerzy Matula ... Post Office Manager
Andrzej Mrozek Andrzej Mrozek ... Priest
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A story of a middle-aged woman, Irena, living alone on the outskirts of Wroclaw with her 8-year old son. They live in a drab apartment. She is a mail carrier and her son is her only pride and joy. She hardly communicates with anybody else in a humanly open and natural way. She also cares for a sick relative. One day when delivering a monthly pension to a crippled young miner Jacek, she faints at his doorsteps. Even though she is determined to live alone after divorcing her drunken first husband, she also knows that her boy needs a male figure to correct his bad habits. She also needs a man badly. The love affair between Jacek and Irena begins however their first physical encounter shatters them both. Irena has a lot of problems: her son makes a lot of trouble at school, and at work her supervisor wants to take her route and give it to somebody else. Finally, the sick relative dies, and she is hit with the funeral bill instead with the expected inheritance. She steals pensioners' money... Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

30 September 1987 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman Alone See more »

Filming Locations:

Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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heavy to watch, too depressing
20 October 2004 | by boliwar1See all my reviews

If you consider "Requiem for a dream" to be the most depressing movie that have ever made, you're wrong. "Kobieta samotna" ("A lonely woman") isn't easily available to watch besides Poland, and that's way, most of you are lucky people. This film gives us an authentic, pure sorrow. Thus, it is not destined for people suffered from depression problems. It isn't so easy to watch. Many people can't stand watching it to its end. I can't either.

This mood is an effect of a great cast and actors' playing. This movie convinces us, that Boguslaw Linda was the really good actor in the past.

Must see.


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