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La petite apocalypse (1993)

An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there's a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.

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... Stan
... Barbara
... Arnold
Carlo Brandt ... Le kine
... Yanek
Jacques Denis ... Doctor
Enzo Scotto Lavina ... Luigi
... Luigi's Daughter
Jan Tadeusz Stanislawski ... Pitchik
... Madame Pitchik
Olga Grumberg ... Assistante Docteur
... Realisateur americain
Elena Gavras ... Assistante realisateur
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An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there's a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.

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Costa-Gavras disappoints with one of the decade's most overworked themes
13 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

LA PETITE APOCALYPSE was quite a disappointment for me. I am an avid fan of this decade's most overworked political source of scripts: the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. As a lifetime student of political science, I am rarely bored even by films critics pan and deem unwatchable for mainstream audiences. Nevertheless, not even the Costa-Gavras pedigree of the film could sustain my interest in this total yawner of packaged cliches. I think Costa-Gavras' attempt at somehow making these cliches "cerebral" rendered the filming even less entertaining. Even tacky melodramas about Poles, East Germans, Russians, etc. portray this post-1989 "apocalypse" in a far more entertaining and educational way. This is, sadly, a work devoid of novelty, and full of banality. Don't be swayed by the famous director's name: skip this pretentious bore.


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