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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 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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Tramway Film Studio See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Theory of illness/understanding
19 December 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Inside the mind of someone who's not able to actually really express himself. It's a tough gig and something that was a winning gig at the Oscars earlier this year. This little polish movie never got the attention "Theory of Everything" received, but is played at least as well and is at least as tough to watch as the other movie.

Actually the main actor has an even tougher job, since he never is able to talk (contrary to Mr. Hawking). Also the "growing" he's doing is visible and painful at the same time. Seeing someone who seems to be able to feel and connect and is imprisoned at the same time, is more than tough on the viewer. Watch if you are able to stomach that ...


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