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Bandyta (1997)

In the start of the 1990s, the British government decided to send prisoners with short sentences to serve abroad. Some went to Romania, to serve in schools, orphanages, and hospitals. Some were brutal beasts.

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Maciej Dejczer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Til Schweiger ... Brute
Polly Walker ... Mara
Pete Postlethwaite ... Sincai
John Hurt ... Babits
Ida Jablonska Ida Jablonska ... Elena
Anthony Higgins ... Prison's Director
Bartek Pieniazek Bartek Pieniazek ... Moscu
Wojciech Brzezinski Wojciech Brzezinski ... Iorgu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Chapman Michael Chapman
Jolanta Czaplinska Jolanta Czaplinska
Piotr Czekanowski Piotr Czekanowski
Paul Dark Paul Dark
Denis Delic Denis Delic
Tony Denham Tony Denham
Malwina Depta Malwina Depta
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In the start of the 1990s, the British government decided to send prisoners with short sentences to serve abroad. Some went to Romania, to serve in schools, orphanages, and hospitals. Some were brutal beasts.

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Country:

Poland | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1997 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Brute See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Prison Warden: Bruteski, you're a nasty little bastard aren't you? But I'll scrub the shit off you. By the time I'm finished with you, your soul will be as white as driven snow, I promise.
Brute: What are you, mister, a shit-eater or a fucking preacher?
Prison Warden: No, I am more than that, I'm Saint fucking Peter. I'm gonna open the gates of heaven for you.
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In English please...ja ja, das is gut.
8 March 2007 | by nyx90See all my reviews

I don't really know how they have gotten Peter Postlethwaite and John Hurt to be in this picture since they have actually done some good work before. The basic plot is OK, nothing out of the ordinary, but the main problem with this movie is the dialogue and language. Since the leading actor, if he is an actor at all, seem to put all of his focus to master the English language, he sometimes reaches the peaks of Jean Claude Van Damme, and that is not a good compliment. The dialogues is also absolutely horrible and I doubt that even a cast change would make it any better. There ares some good filming, cinematography and locations though. And these things puts my rating up a notch. If this is a German production, please make it in German. All this movie becomes in the end is a try to make Hollywood notice them and it shows in clichés in dialogue and scenes. And for heavens sake. At least try to make the characters 3-dimensional.


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