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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boguslaw Linda ... Franz Maurer
Marek Kondrat ... Olo
Cezary Pazura ... Nowy
Janusz Gajos ... Gross
Agnieszka Jaskólka ... Angela
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Wencel
Zbigniew Bielski ... Kaniewski
Tomasz Dedek ... Wawro
Ryszard Fischbach Ryszard Fischbach ... Dziadek
Marek Frackowiak ... Kazek
Tadeusz Szymków ... Jerzyk
Jerzy Bonczak ... Chemik
Maciej Kozlowski ... Baranski
Andrzej Musial ... Ochocki
Wojciech Magnuski Wojciech Magnuski ... Jaworski
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In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police fighting against drug dealers. But Franz would soon find that some of his friends are on the other side. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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20 November 1992 (Poland) See more »

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In the scene on the waste dump, Olo Zwirski points a gun towards 'Nowy'. When seen from Nowy's perspective, Olo holds his gun with one hand, and when seen from the side, he holds his gun with both hands. See more »

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Franz Maurer: You fuck...
Olo: No, I swear, I'm telling the truth, Franz.
Franz Maurer: You fuck my woman.
Olo: Why?
Franz Maurer: In the name of rules, motherfucker.
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Great film about people lost in the new reality
14 May 2007 | by hebda-joannaSee all my reviews

Reading the reviews here, I've seen that only people from countries which have dealt with communism understood the true meaning of this film. It can put off with the amount of blood and dead corpses shown in the movie, but I've seen worse in the American ones. Also we can't find a good character here - all of the policemen are cynical and brutal. Their boss is burning down archives which may contain important things from the old times. But we see the reaction when gangsters shoot to the officers - they're confused, nobody has ever shoot to a policeman in the past. We see the reign of mafia, the first ruthless bosses which America met in the 20s and Poland in the 90s and the officers who found a job there after being fired because they used to serve the wrong people. It shows us how a normal man has no influence on his life during a political transformation and how hard it is to change way of thinking when you were raised in a completely different situation. The film has great witty dialogs and the characters are constructed finely as well. Almost all the roles are played by the best Polish actors and in my opinion it's one of the best Polish movies since the 1989.


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