Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent ...
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Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by social turmoil and outside perceptions.Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
This film is about an adolescent man, who forms a punk band with his brother and his classmates, in an uncertain political climate.
"All That I Love" is about an adolescent man called Janek. We are told of the loves of his life, namely his parents, his grandmother, his band and his girlfriend. There are lots of subplots in each category, but they all seem to lead to nowhere. Some subplots are brought up and never mentioned again, such as Janek's fling with Sokolowska, or what happened to Basia's father. It would have been a lot more satisfying for these subplots to be developed.
I was hoping to see a build up to a breathtaking finale, but unfortunately events are just plainly told, and there is no emotional roller-coaster. In addition, "All That I Love" lacks a clear focus of what it wants to tell. Is it really about life in politically uncertain times? Is it about social unrest? Is it about love, or a combination of all these things? One thing that opened my eyes was the explicit scenes. I thought Poland was a conservative country, and I was surprised that the beach scene was so explicit. Maybe this is the real statement about changes in the Polish society.
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