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Cold War (2018)

Zimna wojna (original title)
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In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

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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 3 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 98 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love has no borders.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Poland | UK | France

Language:

Polish | French | German | Russian | Italian | Croatian

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (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:

$4,506,504, 14 March 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The cast rehearsed for six months before production really began. See more »

Quotes

Wiktor: Find another normal guy who can support you.
Zula: Such man is not born yet.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Dwa serduszka - jazz version
Music by Marcin Masecki
Performed by Marcin Masecki, Joanna Kulig, Piotr Domagalski, Wieslaw Wysocki, Maurycy Idzikowski & Jerzy Rogiewicz
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Magnificent cinematography and Chemistry of the Lead Couple
2 February 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Cold War" is an overrated romance with magnificent cinematography and chemistry of the lead couple. Unfortunately the storyline of two lovers incapable to be together or distant from each other is not attractive despite some good moments. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Guerra Fria" ("Cold War")


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