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King Ubu (2003)

Ubu król (original title)
A grotesque Shakespearean tale of Ubu who comes to power in a bloody way. When his absurd reforms fail and the treasury gets empty, Ubu and his flatterers start implementing terror across the country.

Director:

Piotr Szulkin

Writers:

Alfred Jarry (play), Piotr Szulkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Peszek ... King Ubu
Katarzyna Figura ... Ubica
Marek Siudym ... Michal Fioderovitch
Jerzy Trela ... Car Aleksy
Krzysztof Kowalewski ... Pissedoux
Zofia Saretok ... Chaplain
Wojciech Siemion ... Prof. Merdenpot
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Rotmistrz Bardior
Bogdan Kalus ... Ambassador of Russia
Marek Walczewski ... General Lascy
Leon Niemczyk ... Ambassador of the USA
Krystyna Feldman ... Queen Rosamonda
Maria Ciunelis ... Blind florist
Maria Pakulnis ... Einzwei, ambassador of Germany
Marcin Tronski ... Maccul, ambassador of England
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A grotesque Shakespearean tale of Ubu who comes to power in a bloody way. When his absurd reforms fail and the treasury gets empty, Ubu and his flatterers start implementing terror across the country.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Eurofilm See more »
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Color:

Color
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Connections

Remake of Kralj Ibi (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Macac mnie chcial
Music by Wojciech Gogolewski
Lyrics by Piotr Szulkin
Performed by Jan Peszek, Katarzyna Figura & Dorota Marczyk
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Interesting but not satisfy attempt...
2 November 2006 | by ajgorekSee all my reviews

This move is an interesting commentary to political situation in Poland, after the fall of Eastern Block. Corrupted politics, poverty, birth of fundamentalism. Most of the society are disappointed with the political and economical reality. It's a short way to anger and fury.

However it's not a very good movie. I like the idea of portraying country and it's society in grotesque way, but the whole plot could be better. In the rush of mad and exaggerate events, there is distinct lack of good, interesting story. There isn't an single character to be liked in this movie, which I can understand, while it's a critical overview of politics.

Overall I rather recommend it for those who'd like to see unusual (in many aspects) polish movie or Szulkin fans.


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