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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.

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Robert Glinski
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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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Drama

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Unacceptably low acting and shocking dialogs, amateurish
4 June 2010 | by taner86See all my reviews

The subject dealt with in the movie is no doubt, a difficult one.. It should not be touched by directors of the lower sort or students as it may be the case here. I have a problem to establish which of the 2 Polish movies is worse? "Zielone lata" or "Swinki". The previous is far older movie so it is forgiven. The latter one is unforgivably low quality... the acting is beyond any comments,alas except perhaps for Tomek but also only "just". The dialogs are clumsy, unnatural, most of the time unnecessary and dummy. Of course there is a room in them for vulgarity as usually is the case in most Polish movies searching for a cheap stunt. Poles love talking and because talk is cheap...they do a lot of it in movies. Unintelligently executed work. Not much is happening for the duration of 3/4 of the movie... then the finale is somewhat acceptable.. Not the conversations of course... they will be no good to the very end. I've made subs for this movie and that was a real torture for me. This type of social issues, as i mentioned already - should never be allowed to be handled by an amateur crew. Waste of time to watch...If you are into these type of society problems - go for the British "The war zone" Not that is spectacular but at least the acting is not that bad...Boy, o boy... those Poles :-)


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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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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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