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The Dark House (2009)

Dom zly (original title)
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The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

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Lukasz Kosmicki (author) (co-writer), Wojciech Smarzowski (author) (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Edward Srodon
Marian Dziedziel ... Zdzislaw Dziabas
Kinga Preis ... Bozena Dziabasowa
Bartlomiej Topa ... Mróz
Katarzyna Cynke ... Maria Lisowska / Grazyna Srodoniowa
Robert Wabich ... Lisowski
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Prosecutor Tomala
Krzysztof Czeczot ... Banas
Eryk Lubos ... Petrycki
Lech Dyblik ... Zajdel
Marcin Juchniewicz Marcin Juchniewicz ... Woznak
Bartosz Zukowski ... Hawryluk
Grzegorz Wojdon ... Serg. Jasiak
Slawomir Orzechowski ... Zieba
Anna Grzeszczak Anna Grzeszczak ... Mrs. Pokrywkowa
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The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse of Dziabas family in the remote area of Bieszczady Mountains. He stays for the night. The initial distrust between the guest and his hosts is quickly dispelled with moonshine and turns into a camaraderie, intimacy and even friendship. A plan of making a joint business arises, as well as passion and lust, which lead to a surprising and tragic consequences... Second plot is set on a winter day, during the Martial Law in Poland. An investigating team of Milicja Obywatelska (People's Militia) is visiting the crime scene. Lieutenant Mroz is trying to solve the multiple murder case from four years ago. The tool he has to his disposal is the reconstruction of events with help of the chief suspect, Srodon. Written by Anonymous

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Truth? There is no such thing.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Dark and disturbing in a positive way
5 December 2009 | by cinek24See all my reviews

This movie is telling a story that could happen anywhere - if anywhere is Poland or any other communist country. The way how the things happen will remind you that the human kind has its dark side that comes out way too easily! From my point of view it is one of the most interesting new polish movies, the plot is not obvious - or at least how it goes is not, it has integrity and all the right elements any movie should have. My only complaint would be that there are to many side stories included to the main story. Not all are relevant, and some quite hard to digest and understand.

If you like strong and heavy stuff - that makes you think about the condition of the human kind, you will find some in this movie.

I can recommend this title if you would like to see (or just remind yourself) how the things were done in communist Poland.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa întunecata See more »

Filming Locations:

Malopolskie, Poland

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Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,222,530
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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