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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 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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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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jump into something too quickly and you never know what could happen
24 July 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Krzysztof Krauze's "Dług" ("The Debt" in English) is an intense movie in and of itself, focusing on a pair of men whose involvement with a gangster has some VERY unpleasant consequences. But even more unnerving is that it's based on a true story (read about Sławomir Sikora and Artur Bryliński). It sounds as though the movie is also an allusion to Poland's rapid transition to a market economy in the 1990s, which was essentially a shock doctrine. But moreover, anyone could make the mistake that these men make in an attempt to get rich.

I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it's a good cautionary tale about moneymaking schemes that spin out of control. If your aim is simply to get rich, expect some bad things to happen. The Gordon Gekko types may idolize greed, but what's it done for the rest of us?


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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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