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Meska sprawa (2001)

13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog.

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Slawomir Fabicki
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bartosz Idczak Bartosz Idczak ... Bartek Idczak
Mariusz Jakus ... Andrzej, coach
Marek Bielecki Marek Bielecki ... Stefan, Bartek`s father
Katarzyna Bargielowska ... Hanka, Bartek`s mother
Tomasz Rolinski Tomasz Rolinski ... Platfus, Bartek`s brother
Andrzej Wichrowski Andrzej Wichrowski ... Chief of dog shelter
Grzegorz Król Grzegorz Król ... Siwy
Mariusz Pilawski Mariusz Pilawski ... Henryk, head master
Katarzyna Chmara Katarzyna Chmara ... Teacher of religion
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13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog.

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Drama | Short

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Official Sites:

Film Polski [Poland]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Powerful statement against child abuse
22 February 2002 | by bartekkkSee all my reviews

The most engaging short movie I have ever seen. Meska Sprawa proves that one can deal with very serious issues in 26 minutes. If you haven't seen it, do it right now. No wonder Slawomir Fabicki's first (!) movie gets awards at any short movie festival.


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