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Street Games (1996)

Gry uliczne (original title)
Two energetic TV reporters investigate the 1977 murder of a student who was a prominent member of the anti-communist opposition.

Director:

Krzysztof Krauze
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Redbad Klynstra ... Janek Rosa (as Redbad Klijnstra)
Robert Gonera ... Cameraman Witek
Grazyna Wolszczak ... Maria
Andrzej Precigs ... Senator Makowski
Waldemar Szczepaniak Waldemar Szczepaniak ... TV Boss Andrzej
Justyna Kulczycka Justyna Kulczycka ... Tadeusz's Wife Anna
Tomasz Medzik Tomasz Medzik ... Tadeusz
Aleksander Fabisiak ... Bank Chairman Pasieka
Jan Guntner Jan Guntner ... Lawyer
Marian Dziedziel ... Kuna
Stanislaw Banas Stanislaw Banas ... Koral
Krzysztof Jedrysek Krzysztof Jedrysek ... Head of a Security Company
Krystyna Rutkowska-Ulewicz ... Lepikowa
Zbigniew Kosowski Zbigniew Kosowski ... Nadany
Eugenia Horecka Eugenia Horecka ... Pyjas's Mother
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Two energetic TV reporters investigate the 1977 murder of a student who was a prominent member of the anti-communist opposition.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

24 May 1996 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A hatalom útvesztői See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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The film is loosely based on the true case of murdering Stanislaw Pyjas, the young democratic opposition's activist and student at the Cracow University, who was found dead in May 1977. See more »

Quotes

Janek Rosa: Cracow "aristocracy". They played an opposition game and a peasant boy was taken.
Maria: Bullshit! You don't care about Pyjas at all. You're asking questions to agents only.
Janek Rosa: All of Pyjas is the death of Pyjas.
Maria: Death? He was born somewhere, though. He had plans. He was fond of something, of sitting on the bench, drinking some beer. He loved someone. He wanted to live and he's dead now.
Janek Rosa: Have you known him?
Maria: From the stories.
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Post-communism? Get your dose.
3 July 2008 | by richteralSee all my reviews

This is a film providing extraordinary insight into the jungle lurking behind the (still peeling & crumbling, as those houses in Cracow) façade of seemingly EU-standardised life in Poland. The scenario is totally believable, and the story may look like fiction only to outsiders. It is a very good piece of writing to start with, and the characters are well drawn. Come to think of it, it should be compulsory viewing for students of political history, especially in the countries that never experienced communism. This is a true artistic expression of reality; one only wonders how much of it is still as palpable now as it was 12 years ago. I suspect, a lot. This is not shallow entertainment but a deep, disquieting probe. One suspects the fairly low rating on this site may reflect the number of former SB officers (the Polish variety of KGB - if you know what that was; if not, try Gestapo for size) finding themselves in the movie & being sick at what they could see. Themselves, that is.


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