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United States of Love (2016)

Zjednoczone stany milosci (original title)
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 overview, first billed only:
Julia Kijowska ... Agata
Magdalena Cielecka ... Iza / Principal
Dorota Kolak ... Renata / Teacher
Marta Nieradkiewicz ... Marzena / Iza's sister-Aerobic instructor
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 ... Andrzej / Priest
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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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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Connections

References The Thorn Birds (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Written by George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam
Produced by Narada Michael Walden
Performed by Whitney Houston
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Excellent and really outstanding!
27 February 2017 | by gaborkunSee all my reviews

I am sure this is not the easiest movie for many,but I find it brutally expressive, overwhelming and especially original. I don't know the fancy words for a review but I can tell you, most of the movie I will probably remember for a very, very long time.

I love the very Eastern European picture and most of the characters - the play of the school director is so powerful that she is almost iconic.

This is pure realistic art against the grain, shallow and mediocre entertainment going on in cinemas.


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Language:

Polish

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Poland

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$222,482
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