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Zjednoczone stany milosci (2016)

Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.

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Tomasz Wasilewski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Kijowska ... Agata
Magdalena Cielecka ... Iza
Dorota Kolak ... Renata
Marta Nieradkiewicz ... Marzena
Tomasz Tyndyk ... Adam
Andrzej Chyra ... Karol
Lukasz Simlat ... Jacek
Marcin Czarnik ... Robert
Jedrzej Wielecki Jedrzej Wielecki ... Piotrek
Julia Chetnicka Julia Chetnicka ... Wioletta
Malgorzata Majerska Malgorzata Majerska ... Malgosia
Igor Bejnarowicz Igor Bejnarowicz ... Marek
Zuzanna Bernat Zuzanna Bernat ... Marysia
Lech Lotocki ... Priest Andrzej
Dorota Papis Dorota Papis ... Recepcionist
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Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship. Renata is an older teacher fascinated with her neighbor Marzena - a lonely former local beauty queen, whose husband works in Germany. Marzena's sister Iza is a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students.

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Official Sites:

Manana [Poland] | Official site

Country:

Poland | Sweden

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

United States of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Priest Andrzej: Is love the thing that drives us? What does love give us? Love is harder than what you hear here, on a Sunday mass. It's not an easy Sunday stroll...
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References The Thorn Birds (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Edek (odkad zjawil sie)
Music by Jacek Skubikowski
Lyrics by Majka Jezowska
Performed by Majka Jezowska
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Not really a woman's film about women
7 December 2016 | by mfosnotSee all my reviews

This film played one night during the Making Waves 2016 film series at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY. It is the story of four women's relationship with the men in their lives after the fall of communism in 1990. The film is beautifully written and the production is excellent. Once you look beyond an individual female character's immediate actions, you are confused as to what really motivates them. Yes, it makes sense that you mope because the handsome man does not respond. But why would you be attracted to this particular man in the first place etc. I was at a Q&A with the actress who played Agata. A woman in the audience asked what motivated her character and Ms Kijowska answered that she struggled with it. Then she fell back on the easy excuse that the lack of freedom to make bad choices in communism created this tension and frustration. I think it is because the writer and director is a man and it is a kind of male fantasy of power and control. For me one of the most powerful portraits of male cruelty reminiscent of the black and white continental films of the 20's and 30's occurred in a scene in Iza's apartment involving an open window. I may never forget it. Of course the consequences were devastating and Iza will pay. All of the women pay.


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