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Small Time Obsession (2000)

Small Time Obsession is a story of love and betrayal set amongst South London's Polish community. Michael Korczynski has his heart set on training and racing greyhounds at his local stadium... See full summary »

Director:

Piotr Szkopiak

Writer:

Piotr Szkopiak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex King ... Michael
Juliette Caton ... Ali
Jason Merrells ... Chris
Oliver Young Oliver Young ... Steve
Richard Banks Richard Banks ... John
Kirsten Parker Kirsten Parker ... Jackie
Geoff Lawson Geoff Lawson ... Geordie
Giles Ward Giles Ward ... Pope
Jurek Jarosz Jurek Jarosz ... Mr Korczynski
Teresa Nowakowska Teresa Nowakowska ... Mrs Korczynski
Andrew Tiernan ... Mr Page
Leonard Trusty Leonard Trusty ... Garvey
Danny Bowers Danny Bowers ... Mark
Elly Fairman ... Lucy
Esme Eliot ... Lisa
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Small Time Obsession is a story of love and betrayal set amongst South London's Polish community. Michael Korczynski has his heart set on training and racing greyhounds at his local stadium but is under pressure from his father to take charge of the family delicatessen. Steve is an orphan with a passion for classic cars and John is a talented musician struggling to come to terms with hid depressed mother. Both out of loyalty as friends and the need to earn money to keep their dreams alive, all three do work for amiable wide-boy, Chris, who seems to be heading inevitably towards a life of crime. This is further underlined when Chris forms a relationship with small-time villain Geordie, who is, in turn to manoeuvre himself into the established underworld. Unsettled by Chris's increasingly criminal ambitions. Michael becomes torn between loyalty to his friend and his own needs and desires which include an, as yet undisclosed, infatuation with Chris'long-standing girlfriend, Ali. However ... Written by Jean Lejuez <travelling.cherbourg@wanadoo.fr>

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When desire is not enough.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lengyelek Londonban See more »

Company Credits

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Solo Films Limited See more »
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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color
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Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
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An inspiring film by an exciting new director & writer.
15 June 2000 | by sabra.williamsSee all my reviews

An inspiring film by an exciting new director & writer. The film is beautifully shot and the dialogue convincing. I hope that Piotr Skopiak's future work builds on this promising start- one to look out for if this is anything to go by!


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