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I Am (2005)

Jestem (original title)
A self-reliable 11-year-old boy runs away from children's home to be with his dysfunctional mother. She doesn't want him back so he starts living on an old barge.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Piotr Jagielski Piotr Jagielski ... Kundel
Agnieszka Nagórzycka Agnieszka Nagórzycka ... Kuleczka
Edyta Jungowska ... Kundel's Mother
Barbara Szkaluba Barbara Szkaluba ... Kuleczka's sister (as Basia Szkaluba)
Pawel Wilczak ... Kuleczka's Father
Marcin Sztabinski Marcin Sztabinski ... Chudy
Lucjan Bienkowski Lucjan Bienkowski ... Stary
Agnieszka Podsiadlik ... Waitress
Elzbieta Okupska ... Cook
Janusz Chabior ... Guy
Przemyslaw Bluszcz ... Policeman
Tomasz Beker Tomasz Beker ... Young Policeman
Kevin Rolof Kevin Rolof ... Young Kundel
Piotr Andrykowski Piotr Andrykowski ... Gang Member
Mateusz Andrykowski Mateusz Andrykowski ... Gang Member
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A self-reliable 11-year-old boy runs away from children's home to be with his dysfunctional mother. She doesn't want him back so he starts living on an old barge.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ben Varim See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Problem parents movie, somehow above average
12 March 2007 | by WeredeguSee all my reviews

Familiar theme: a child in need of loving or at least caring parents. The location happens to be North Poland, I so guess. For me that's a big plus, keeps me in front of the screen whatever happens, memories and all that, you know. The 'whatever' should be stressed, for at first one could think this is going to be just another 'problem parents film' designed for festival success, but while there is this doubt almost continuously as the plot is setting off, the film will somehow manage to survive. Partly to do at that point with the very well-done cinematography, I suppose. Images filtered brownish, give a comforting warmth to the viewer. Then suddenly one is rewarded for staying with the film and might find unlikely peace together with the young main character who finds it while trying to escape both the ugly peers in whom he sees rottenness he certainly doesn't want to socialize with and the state institutions that would like to step in as replacement for the parents he needs, no matter if he wants any of their 'care'. The ending might bring back all the doubts, but it's just that kind of film. Still worth watching, no doubt about that.


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