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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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Genres:

Drama

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Details

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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Sincai: One thing you must know, master Brute, is that Doctor Babits is Hungarian. And Hungarians are remarkably stupid.
Babits: I love you too, Ion.
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Great movie, great music, great landscapes......
25 July 2003 | by bart_leeSee all my reviews

It's one of the best movies I've ever seen. And it's not because of the fact that it was made by a Polish director. "Bandyta" is a very deep and difficult movie. Great characters of Elena and Brute. What's more, if you have the opportunity to get the soundtrack buy it. But for the music, the film wouldn't be as good as it is.

Movie 9/10 Music 11/10


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