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Louder Than Bombs (2001)

Glosniej od bomb (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 October 2002 (Poland)
Marcin and Kaska are young lovers in a lousy little town in Poland. Marcin has just lost his father and is sadly preparing to take over the small auto mechanic business and the house. But ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafal Mackowiak ... Marcin Koprowski
Sylwia Juszczak ... Kaska
Andrzej Galla Andrzej Galla ... Marian
Magdalena Schejbal ... Jagoda
Grazyna Krukówna ... Teresa
Krzysztof Czeczot ... Dzefrej
Michal Tarkowski ... Wieslaw
Teresa Sawicka ... Krystyna
Robert Gonera ... Andrzej
Ilona Ostrowska ... Magda
Lech Janerka ... Priest Wojciech
Juliusz Rodziewicz Juliusz Rodziewicz ... Czeslaw
Grzegorz Wójtowicz Grzegorz Wójtowicz ... Robert
Krzysztof Czarkowski Krzysztof Czarkowski ... Miroslaw
Jakub Papuga Jakub Papuga ... Jakub
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Marcin and Kaska are young lovers in a lousy little town in Poland. Marcin has just lost his father and is sadly preparing to take over the small auto mechanic business and the house. But Kaska has an opportunity to go study in the U.S. and is planning to leave. Marcin is devastated, but his loony relatives arrive for the funeral and things go into flux. The post-funeral banquet makes for a crazy and emotional climax to the story. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Love on a Real Train (Rerecorded)
Written by Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, Johannes Schmölling
Performed by Tangerine Dream
Music Publisher: Universal Music Publishing (ASCAP)
(P) 2016 The Orchard
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Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?
9 June 2009 | by valis1949See all my reviews

LOUDER THAN BOMBS is a fresh look at how a young couple struggles to jump-start their future. A young mechanic's father dies, and nearly on the same day, he finds out that his girlfriend will soon leave rural Poland to study in Chicago. She feels that this might be her only chance for a better life, and he is convinced that once she sees a brighter alternative, she will never return. Since he has just inherited the family garage, he feels a new sense of possibility, and a way to rewrite his destiny. He doesn't want to end up like his parents or like his friends and neighbors, and just maybe, his pop idols, James Dean and Morrissey, can provide the necessary inspiration. The film strikes the right balance between pathos, and outright farce, and each actor brings a natural and nuanced performance to this ensemble piece. The film won a Vision Award for Cinematography at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival, and certainly captures the drab and dreary essence of the Polish heartland. LOUDER THAN BOMBS is a small film with a light touch, but well worth a look.


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Country:

Poland

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Polish | English

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Siechnice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Stereo

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1.66 : 1
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