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Pornography (2003)

Pornografia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 17 October 2003 (Poland)
Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.

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Jan Jakub Kolski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krzysztof Majchrzak ... Fryderyk
Adam Ferency ... Witold
Krzysztof Globisz ... Hipolit
Grazyna Blecka-Kolska ... Maria, Hipolit's Wife
Grzegorz Damiecki ... Waclaw Paszkowski
Jan Frycz ... Siemian
Irena Laskowska ... Amelia, Waclaw's Mother
Sandra Samos ... Henia
Anna Baniowska Anna Baniowska ... Servant Weronika
Kazimierz Mazur Kazimierz Mazur ... Karol
Jan Urbanski Jan Urbanski ... Skuziak, Amelia's Killer
Magdalena Rózczka ... Sitting Room Landlady
Henryk Niebudek Henryk Niebudek ... German Soldier Hans
Dariusz Toczek ... German Soldier
Jerzy Chojnowski Jerzy Chojnowski ... Gustaw
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Witold narrates a story. In Warsaw, in 1943, he meets the cultivated Fryderyk at a salon and they become friends. He takes Fryderyk with him to the country estate of Hipolit, Maria, and Henia, their teen daughter. Hipolit aids local resistance fighters. Fryderyk embarks on a game to engineer the cuckolding of Waclaw, Henia's fiancé, by Karol, a youth in the household who's Henia's long-time friend. War intrudes on the country idyll when a murder happens during dinner at the estate and when the local guerrilla commander seems to lose his grip. Rumors that the war may end soon don't halt deadly turns. What is Fryderyk's nature, and what has shaped it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Poland | France

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

17 October 2003 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Pornografija See more »

Filming Locations:

Nowa Sucha, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

PLN 9,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Spielberg should sue
9 October 2003 | by MengedegnaSee all my reviews

What on earth could have possessed the NY Film Festival selection committee to inflict this pretentious, boring, derivative, ugly and silly piece of third-rate filmmaking on its audience? Because it's Polish and we haven't had a lot of worthwhile Polish movies since Kieslowski? Has it come to that?

The film takes Witold Gombrowicz's long-winded but intermittently fascinating classic novel and superimposes a gratuitous (and fatuous) Spielbergesque holocaust plot line, to make it all, I guess, more compelling. The effect is glaringly contrived and (as with the far better Spielberg original) offensively trivializing.

In case anyone misses the point, the holocaust plot overlay involves a doomed little girl and, at the dénouement, a shift to a black-and-white background against which is displayed, in color, a talismanic link to her. Sound familiar? Spielberg should sue.

The sad thing is that there is some talent at work here. Though the plot is gratuitously confusing, meandering, and contrived, the use of a country house around which a low-intensity conflict between Germans and Polish partisans swirls obliquely is effective, with the fighting intruding suddenly into and then just as suddenly vanishing from the playing out of the protagonists' humdrum idleness and self-absorption. Grayzna Blecka-Kolska gives a performance that almost transcends the clichés written into her role as the quietly tipsy châtelaine, and the two young people who are the objects of the middle-aged protagonists' dirty-old-man obsessions (Gombrowicz's central plot line, if no longer Kolski's) look as if they might have been far more effectively used in some other movie, one in which they were given something to do beyond standing around and looking beautiful (which they are, it should be said). But on the whole, this is an over-the-top, pretentious dud, the sort of thing that should be seen only by the paid critics who then have a professional obligation and civic duty to spare all the rest of us such an irritating waste of our time.


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