The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a ... See full summary »

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Theresa Connelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Hala
Jon Bradford Jon Bradford ... Sailor
Lena Olin ... Jadzia
Ramsey Krull ... Kris
Gabriel Byrne ... Bolek
Daniel Lapaine ... Ziggy
Rachel Morrin Rachel Morrin ... Ziggy & Sofie's Baby
Rebecca Morrin Rebecca Morrin ... Ziggy & Sofie's Baby
Mili Avital ... Sofie
Steven Petrarca ... Witek
Brian Hoyt Brian Hoyt ... Kaz
Christina Romana Lypeckyj Christina Romana Lypeckyj ... Kasia
Peter Carey ... Piotrus
Rade Serbedzija ... Roman
Ryan Spahn ... Kid
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Storyline

The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is having an affair with neighbour cop Russell and becomes pregnant by him. Russell is pressed hard to marry Hala. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the further you stray, the closer you are to home.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Filmed in Hamtramck, Michigan which is a 2.2 square mile enclave located inside the city of Detroit. Hamtramck was largely a Polish community for the bulk of the 20th century. See more »

Goofs

When Bolek kneels down to look why the window's open, he's got a shorter cigarette than when we see him again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Jadzia Pzoniak: Marrying my husband was no mistake. I had my reason, only I can't remember what it is.
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a pile of confusion
19 November 2002 | by alvaphotoSee all my reviews

When is this movie supposed to have taken place? I live in Detroit (or, ok, a suburb thereof) and this movie is definitely confused. First of all, Lena Olin wears a uniform for some meeting that looks like its from the 40's. The police car looks like its from the 70's. Gabriel Byrne's character acts like he's from the 50's and Clair Danes' promiscuous character is definitely suited to the 90's, with 80's hair.

The film was actually shot in a suburb quite a ways from Detroit that is known for having a large Polish community. That's about the only polish influence in the movie. Everything else is just horniness run amuck.

A horrible,pointless film in which the actors are way too good for the script, I was not surprised to see that the writer/director has done nothing else since. Let's hope her urge to create remains dormant and spares us another two-hours-of-my-life-that-i'll-never-get-back feeling.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La boda polaca See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,055, 19 July 1998

Gross USA:

$692,588

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$692,588
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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