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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 »


Piotr Szkopiak


Piotr Szkopiak
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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


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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English | Polish

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16 June 2000 (UK) See more »

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Lengyelek Londonban See more »

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Solo Films Limited See more »
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Performed by The Famous Five
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Very Good
26 March 2001 | by isabellacortezSee all my reviews

When I first got the video of this film, I thought this would be very much a `boy's film' - probably a lot of swearing and violence. There is swearing and there is violence but it is also a very sensitive film about growing up. The best thing was that the acting was very good and the story kept me interested all the way through. I thought the scenes with the parents were particularly well done with the boy speaking in English while his parents spoke in Polish. I hadn't seen it done in this way before and being Spanish myself I was surprised how similar the Polish parents were to my own. I used to speak to them in English in the same way. A very good film. I would recommend it.

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