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11 minut (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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The lives of several Varsovians are intertwined for just 11 minutes. These minutes turn out to be crucial for their ultimate fate.

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Jerzy Skolimowski
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dormer ... Director Richard Martin
Paulina Chapko ... Anna Hellman
Wojciech Mecwaldowski ... Anna's Husband
Andrzej Chyra ... Hot-Dog Vendor
Dawid Ogrodnik ... Courier
Agata Buzek ... Climber
Piotr Glowacki ... Climber
Jan Nowicki ... Painter
Mateusz Kosciukiewicz ... Ex-Boyfriend
Anna Maria Buczek ... Doctor Ewa Król
Lukasz Sikora Lukasz Sikora ... Boy
Ifi Ude ... Girl with a Dog
Grazyna Blecka-Kolska ... Pregnant Woman
Janusz Chabior ... Dying Man
Marta Dabrowska ... Nun
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A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns. A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine. They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events can seal many fates in a mere 11 minutes. Written by 72nd Venice International Film Festival

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Skolimowski challenges us once again!

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Poland | Ireland

Language:

Polish | English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

11 Minutos See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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PLN 8,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Sheltering Sky
29 December 2016 | by sol-See all my reviews

Appearing in the sky for eleven minutes, a mysterious object has a significant impact on those who sight it in this offbeat drama from Jerzy Skolimowski. Best known as the director of 'Deep End', 'The Shout' and more recently 'Essential Killing', Skolimowski is a filmmaker who excels with unconventional narratives, a description that describes this film in spades. The movie consists of the same eleven minutes played out (a cataclysmic concluding event aside) from all different angles. The film has at least a dozen main characters and as the narrative constantly jumps around, never following one character for more than five minutes at a time, it becomes a tad hard to follow. It is also a movie in which it is difficult to become attached to any of the characters since none of them are fleshed out in depth, give or take a jealous husband and a hotdog vendor with a mysterious checkered past. Fortunately, the symbolism alone is sufficiently interesting; we never see what exactly the object in the sky is, nor do we need to as it represents fate. The film also opens innovatively, with footage from a smartphone camera, from a laptop camera and CCTV security camera all thrown our way before Skolimowski gives us 2.35:1 aspect ratio conventional film footage - for some reason that no doubt links to the mysterious sky object. With so much left deliberately unclear, this is a tricky film to recommend. It is thought-provoking though, if perhaps not as satisfying as earlier Skolimowski efforts such as 'King, Queen, Knave' and 'The Lightship' with Robert Duvall.


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