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In the Name Of (2013)

W imie... (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 20 September 2013 (Poland)
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Running toward God but away from his sexuality, Adam became a priest at age 21. Now the head of a rural parish, he's still tormented by desire. When Father Adam attempts to help a troubled teen, long-suppressed feelings begin to surface.

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Malgorzata Szumowska (screenplay), Michal Englert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Andrzej Chyra ... Priest Adam
Mateusz Kosciukiewicz ... Lukasz Dyni
Maja Ostaszewska ... Ewa
Lukasz Simlat ... Teacher Michal Raczewski
Tomasz Schuchardt ... Adrian
Maria Maj ... Matka Dyni
Kamil Adamowicz Kamil Adamowicz ... Rudy
Mateusz Gajko Mateusz Gajko ... Gajo
Jakub Gentek Jakub Gentek ... Koko
Daniel Swiderski Daniel Swiderski ... Babun
Mateusz Malczewski Mateusz Malczewski ... Mateusz
Krystian Poniatowski Krystian Poniatowski ... Itan
Kacper Sztachanski Kacper Sztachanski ... Sztacha
Kamil Konopko Kamil Konopko ... Kamil
Michal Korzeniewski Michal Korzeniewski ... Michal
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Storyline

Adam, a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21, now lives in a village in rural Poland working with behavioral problem teens who fight and yell abuses. He declines the advances of a young brunette named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for; however, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden. Written by Amazon

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Drama | Thriller

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Mateusz: My sausage is on fire.
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The Happy Strut
Written and performed by Chris Long, Denny Bouchard and Eric Cunningham
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23 July 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

To say the least. The movie will not leave you completely after watching it. Whatever reaction it does create, it will stay with you. It's not an easy or light theme it takes on. Therefor it had to be careful. But it is not too careful. You have scenes that are explicit in its sexual nature (even if not completely graphic).

But it is the overall feeling this movie might leave you with and the moral choices the characters are taking. It is not easy to watch at all and you might understand the characters or you might start to hate some of them too. But I can't imagine anyone watching this, feeling nothing (even if its just disgust). The acting is really good and you get the feeling as if this is really happening (some might argue that it is close to some truth, which wouldn't be wrong I reckon). Tough but maybe still rewarding watch


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name Of See more »

Filming Locations:

Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,635, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$9,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,127,938
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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