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An unemployed English teacher has private lessons with the fiancee of a mysterious American. When the foreigner suddenly disappears, the woman asks the teacher to help her find him.

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Juliusz Machulski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pawel Kukiz ... Józek Galica
Renata Gabryjelska ... Kinga Maciejewska
Tommy Tomaszewski Tommy Tomaszewski ... Gary Wise
Stanislaw Radwan ... Neighbour Stanislaw Michalak
Andrzej Chrzanowski Andrzej Chrzanowski ... Police Officer at the Interrogation
Juan Carbajal Juan Carbajal ... Youssouf Nahmad
Artur Macinski Artur Macinski ... Karim
Stanislaw Trebunia Tutka Stanislaw Trebunia Tutka ... Pól Baca
Jan Szwajnos Jan Szwajnos ... Wincus
Krzysztof Trebunia Tutka Krzysztof Trebunia Tutka ... Brother
Wladyslaw Trebunia Tutka Wladyslaw Trebunia Tutka ... Daddy
Anna Trebunia Tutka Anna Trebunia Tutka ... Sister
Jan Trebunia Tutka Jan Trebunia Tutka ... Jasio
Zofia Trebunia Tutka Zofia Trebunia Tutka ... Mother
Norman Grant Norman Grant ... Norman
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An unemployed English teacher has private lessons with the fiancee of a mysterious American. When the foreigner suddenly disappears, the woman asks the teacher to help her find him.

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Country:

Poland

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Polish

Release Date:

8 February 1996 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Minden jó, ha pénz a vége See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Telewizja Polska (TVP) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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It's not a good bad-movie, it's not even bad good bad-movie, it's simply BAD.
29 January 2004 | by EliksSee all my reviews

Ok, as for the Polish cinema, it has to be stated once and for all: out of 10 Polish movies, 1 is a Masterpiece, the others are cheese. And I'm afraid this one is not an exception. Frankly speaking, it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen. First of all, it makes no sense - not that I have anything against nonsense or 'what-is-going-on' movies, but Girl Guide simply lacks the sense where it was supposed to be. Somehow it cannot focus, neither on the relationship of Jozef with that girl (I can't even remember the name of Ms. Gabrielska's character), nor on the criminal plot of Gary's kidnapping. It tries to balance between love and action, but eventually fails to develop neither of them properly. Additionally, there are those confusing 'jumps' from one place to another - why had Jozef, totally out of the blue, gone to his childhood home in the mountains, and why did he meet rastafarians on a jam session with local highlanders there, I will never understand. Second thing, perhaps the worst, is the acting. Pawel Kukiz is great as always - he's not a professional actor (actually he's a folk/rock singer), but at the same time he's the only one who saves the day in this movie. Renata Gabrielska, unfortunately, have no talent at all, and makes a laughing stock of herself all throughout. The fact that she has become a celebrity after this movie tells a lot about the level of the Polish audience. The rest of the cast - don't even bother, except for the blind pianist of course.

This movie was made by Juliusz Machulski, a distinguished director and TV producer, most famous for his hilarious comedies like "Seksmisja" or "Kiler". I don't know what this one was supposed to be, but it's outstandingly not amusing, not entertaining, simply not at all. It's not a good bad-movie, it's not even bad good bad-movie, it's simply BAD.


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