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Piggies (2009)

Swinki (original title)
14-year-old Tomek falls in love with Marta. Being poor he seeks ways of earning money so as to please her. He approaches a man who was seeking people for work. Not realizing the man is a pimp, Tomek has no idea of what awaits him.

Director:

Robert Glinski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Filip Garbacz ... Tomek
Bogdan Koca Bogdan Koca ... Tomek's Father
Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli ... Tomek's Mother (as Dorota Wierzbicka)
Piotr Jagielski Piotr Jagielski ... Antek
Rolf Hoppe ... Weber
Marek Kalita ... Priest
Katarzyna Pyszynska Katarzyna Pyszynska ... Agata - Tomek's Sister
Tomasz Tyndyk ... Borys
Roman Leus Roman Leus ... Goalkeeper
Anna Kulej Anna Kulej ... Marta
Anna Kózka Anna Kózka ... Kaska
Ewelina Bogdanowicz Ewelina Bogdanowicz ... Baska
Dorota Ignatjew Dorota Ignatjew ... Ciemny's Mother
Marcin Sitek Marcin Sitek ... Arek
Miroslaw Kropielnicki Miroslaw Kropielnicki ... Sparagus Salesman
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14-year-old Tomek falls in love with Marta. Being poor he seeks ways of earning money so as to please her. He approaches a man who was seeking people for work. Not realizing the man is a pimp, Tomek has no idea of what awaits him.

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Genres:

Drama

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Hard and effective
9 September 2009 | by Nagi4See all my reviews

Hard and effective.

Also one of the strong films in KVIFF this year. A really strong tale about boy prostitutes on the former border of Poland and Germany. I thought the main actor did a superb job and the directing was accurate and well done.

I almost started to hate the stupidity of the young main actress, so the film really got me and I was following it strongly.

The film brings something new to the old "Prostitute plot" by the destruction of some of the characters. There is a great "James Dean -Giant" touch in the story. Success corrupts and changes man.

I can really recommend this eastern European gem. The only big weakness in it is the script that at some point stops going on. The film starts to go over and over the same themes and doesn't move forward. That's why it stays as a eight and not a nine.


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Country:

Poland | Germany

Language:

German | Polish

Release Date:

10 June 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Tomek See more »

Filming Locations:

Guben, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,596
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Company Credits

Production Co:

42film, Widark, MMM See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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