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Cold War (2018)

Zimna wojna (original title)
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A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »

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Pawel Pawlikowski

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Pawel Pawlikowski (story), Pawel Pawlikowski (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 22 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Kulig ... Zula
Tomasz Kot ... Wiktor
Borys Szyc ... Kaczmarek
Agata Kulesza ... Irena
Cédric Kahn ... Michel
Jeanne Balibar ... Juliette
Adam Woronowicz ... Consul
Adam Ferency ... Minister
Drazen Sivak Drazen Sivak ... Sleuth 1
Slavko Sobin ... Sleuth 2
Aloïse Sauvage ... Waitress
Adam Szyszkowski ... Guard
Anna Zagórska Anna Zagórska ... Ania
Tomasz Markiewicz Tomasz Markiewicz ... Leader of ZMP
Izabela Andrzejak Izabela Andrzejak ... Mazurek
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Storyline

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

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Taglines:

Love has no borders.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

for some sexual content, nudity and language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Poland | UK | France

Language:

Polish | French | German | Russian | Italian | Croatian

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold War See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,353, 23 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$410,931, 13 January 2019
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Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At 48:38, when Zula meets Wictor in Paris, they kiss each other under the sign "Place Emile Goudeau" and he say "I was waiting for you". Maybe an Easter egg for "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. The french pronunciation of Goudeau sounds just like the American one for Godot. See more »

Quotes

Zula: Are you interested in me, because I have a talent or in general?
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Loin de Toi
Performed by Joanna Kulig
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Every scene is a masterpiece
3 July 2018 | by shylock_plSee all my reviews

Great movie, very efficient in delivering the most content with minimalist means. Everything is perfect: top acting, top direcing, fabulous photography, incredible music and the writing... The writing is the best. The writing provides the essence of what Cold War was about historically. You needed to read between the lines all the time, nothing was given to you straight.


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