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Point of No Return (1985)

Vabank II, czyli riposta (original title)
Convict Kramer manages to escape from prison. Before leaving for Switzerland, he wants to take revenge on Kwinto, the man who sent him to jail.

Director:

Juliusz Machulski

Writers:

Juliusz Machulski, Urs Odermatt (German dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Machulski ... Henryk Kwinto
Leonard Pietraszak ... Gustaw Kramer
Witold Pyrkosz ... J.J. Dunczyk
Bronislaw Wroclawski ... Edek Sztyc
Ewa Szykulska ... Marta Rychlinska
Marek Walczewski ... Twardijewicz
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Countess
Jacek Chmielnik ... Moks / The Jazzband Singer
Krzysztof Kiersznowski ... Struna
Elzbieta Zajacówna ... Natalia
Zbigniew Geiger Zbigniew Geiger ... Stawiski (as Kuba Geiger)
Józef Jaworski Józef Jaworski ... Tedlarz
Ryszard Kotys ... Melski
Jerzy Matula ... Janusz, Film Director
Józef Para ... Commisar Przygoda
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Storyline

[CONTAINS SPOILERS] A sequel to "Vabank" (1981), introduces the same characters entangled in a duel between a former safecracker and a crooked bank manager. Imprisoned ex-banker Kramer breaks out with the help of recently released accomplice and wants to get even with his nemesis, Kwinto. Kwinto calls up the old gang to respond to this threat. In the end, Kramer seemingly victorious heads to Switzerland by a prearranged flight to Zurich. First, however, they have to cross the German border. They bribe the Nazi border guards, board the plane and land in what they think is Switzerland, only to find out that the film-team has outwitted them with sets and actors and the police is waiting for them. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Comedy | Crime

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In the prison, while Kramer is talking to Sztyc about planned escape, position of Adam Szpulski changes inconsistently between shots. See more »

Connections

Follows Vabank (1981) See more »

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Vabank 2 – The Decent Sequel
20 July 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

In 1985, Vabank 2 was made, and to what high expectation! And it was worth waiting, since the sequel is none the worse. All the familiar guys and gals are here. Evil Kramer runs away from prison with the help of the hilarious crook Sztyc, Kwinto is threatened to be murdered, and the tight spiral of adventures begins anew. Here we see all the brilliant cast – Jan Machulski, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Leonard Pietrazak and many many others. They play with such evident infectious pleasure that you simple cannot breathe out during the film. All is here – kidnapping, murder, fire in the garage, terrible revenge of Kramer, and the extremely interesting intrigue about Kwinto's death. You cannot say for sure if he was really killed or not. Humor is everywhere here – smart lines of each actor, impossibly funny part of the prison director, as well as of masqueraded Nazi officers. Up to the end, you cannot guess what the final may be like. And the only sad part here is that you may see those Nazis and feel that very very soon the real fascist armies will take the whole Poland… This film is so clever and bright that it may be praised as one of the all-time-best sequels ever made, along with Matrix 2 or Star Wars. Highly recommended for the connoisseurs of intelligent humor and cleverly thought over plot.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

6 May 1985 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Point of No Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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