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The Debt (1999)

Dlug (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Crime, Thriller | 19 November 1999 (Poland)
The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Krauze
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gonera ... Adam Borecki
Jacek Borcuch ... Stefan Kowalczyk
Andrzej Chyra ... Gerard Nowak
Cezary Kosinski ... Tadeusz Frei
Joanna Szurmiej Joanna Szurmiej ... Basia
Agnieszka Warchulska ... Jola
Joanna Kurowska ... Sasiadka
Slawomira Lozinska ... Matka adama
Krzysztof Gordon ... ociec Adama
Przemyslaw Modliszewski Przemyslaw Modliszewski ... Mlody
Maria Robaszkiewicz Maria Robaszkiewicz ... matka Basi
Edyta Bach Edyta Bach ... Joanna
Jakub Bach Jakub Bach ... Jurek
Ewa Kania Ewa Kania ... szefowa Operacji Kredytowych
Katarzyna Trzcinska Katarzyna Trzcinska ... zona Gerarda
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The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With no collateral, they turn to a Russian acquaintance that offers money and support in the beginning and then inexplicably turns violent and vicious. Tension mounts as the two friends begin to understand what must be done. Based on a true story, The Debt is a terrifying tale of ordinary men pushed to their limit. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Adósság See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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very realistic, sad and frightening
2 September 2003 | by dollenhondSee all my reviews

This movie was on television. The story is simple. Two friends get involved with a guy who wants money from them. They pay, but he wants more. This goes on and on. It's them or he (and his strong buddy).

The way it is filmed is very realistic and frightening. it can happen to everybody. At first, Gerard seems very nice. But he'll change.

Makes you think.


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