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Chce sie zyc (2013)

The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland's transition in the 1980s and 90s.

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Maciej Pieprzyca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawid Ogrodnik ... Mateusz
Dorota Kolak ... Mateusz's Mother
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Mateusz's Father
Helena Sujecka ... Matylda
Mikolaj Roznerski ... Tomek
Kamil Tkacz Kamil Tkacz ... Young Mateusz
Tymoteusz Marciniak Tymoteusz Marciniak ... Young Tomek
Anna Nehrebecka ... Bliss Teacher
Katarzyna Zawadzka ... Magda
Anna Karczmarczyk ... Anka
Agnieszka Kotlarska Agnieszka Kotlarska ... Mother of Anka
Janusz Chabior ... 'Lysys'
Gabriela Muskala ... Doctor
Lech Dyblik ... Healer
Dariusz Chojnacki Dariusz Chojnacki ... Matylda's Boyfriend
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The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland's transition in the 1980s and 90s.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

11 October 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Feels Good See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Production Co:

Tramway Film Studio See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Touching, realistic, magical
12 February 2018 | by anzadroznaSee all my reviews

Dawid Ogrodnik has done a wonderful job performing the main character, Mateusz, whose very personal story intersects with important socio-political transformations in Poland. Nothing was too much obvious or predictable in the narrative. A pinch of magic realism, a good portion of well acted psycho-drama, and aesthetic camera shots. For me this movie was about the need of being understood, and the power of communication that happens beyond the words. A beautiful story about life.


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