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Doll (2013)

Papusza (original title)
The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
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Jowita Budnik ... Bronislawa Wajs 'Papusza'
Zbigniew Walerys ... Dionizy Wajs
Antoni Pawlicki ... Jerzy Ficowski
Artur Steranko ... Lieutenant Czarnecki
Sebastian Wesolowski Sebastian Wesolowski ... Tarzan, Papusza's Son
Patryk Dytlow Patryk Dytlow ... Tobar
Leokadia Brzezinska Leokadia Brzezinska ... Reca
Paloma Mirga Paloma Mirga ... Young Papusza
Karol Gierlinski Karol Gierlinski ... Sero Rom
Andrzej Walden Andrzej Walden ... Julian Tuwim
Roman Fiodorowicz Roman Fiodorowicz ... Ryko
Oktawia Jabczynska Oktawia Jabczynska ... Perelka
Tadeusz Krzyzanowski Tadeusz Krzyzanowski ... Tonio
Ewa Rubina Brzezinska Ewa Rubina Brzezinska ... Young Gypsy Woman
Jova Calderar Jova Calderar ... Urma
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The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.

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Biography | Drama

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The first Polish film made mostly in Romany language. See more »

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One of the most beautiful and moving films I've ever seen
20 April 2015 | by davidy46See all my reviews

Can't quite understand how this film got overlooked for an Oscar. It got a rave review in a Danish newspaper when it was doing the rounds here in March 2015, so my wife and I went to see it. Just beautifully filmed and acted - a very moving portrait of a people whom I knew nothing about previously. When I came out, I was on the verge of revising my choice of Fanny and Alexander as my favourite film; I was so in awe of what I had just seen. Sadly, Krzysztof Krauze, the co-director, died at Christmas 2014. I have been in touch with the Polish Film Institute to see if a DVD with English sub-titles is available, but it isn't yet, despite it being shown at the London Film Festival. Let's hope something is done about that - I'd buy several copies as gifts for friends. If you get a chance to see it, don't miss it. "Ida" deservedly got a lot of good reviews and even the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. This one is much better.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Romany

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (Poland) See more »

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$567,530
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1.85 : 1
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