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Playing Hard (2018)

Zabawa, zabawa (original title)
We look at three women. The 40-year-old prosecutor Dorota, the young student Magda and a distinguished surgeon, Teresa. They have something in common, an alcohol addiction.

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Kinga Debska
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Cast

Credited cast:
Agata Kulesza ... Dorota
Maria Debska ... Magda
Dorota Kolak ... Teresa
Marcin Dorocinski ... Jerzy, Dorota's husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monika Babula Monika Babula ... Low woman
Miroslaw Baka ... Wiktor
Mariusz Bakowski Mariusz Bakowski ... Maciek
Katarzyna Bargielowska ... Secreatary Iwona
Magdalena Bieganska ... Martyna
Przemyslaw Bluszcz ... Magda's father
Joanna Borer Joanna Borer ... Medical assistant
Marcin Bortkiewicz ... Anesthesiologist
Marcin Bosak ... TV Host (voice)
Jowita Budnik ... Girl's mother
Ewa Konstancja Bulhak ... Psychologist
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We look at three women. The 40-year-old prosecutor Dorota, the young student Magda and a distinguished surgeon, Teresa. They have something in common, an alcohol addiction.

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Kobiety na zakrecie

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Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Iki dugno See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,323,646
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Soundtracks

Mimo wszystko (version 2017)
Music by Pawel Krawczyk
Lyrics by Katarzyna Nosowska
Performed by Hey & Katarzyna Nosowska
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Very Polish but Universal Theme
11 September 2019 | by SonofamoviegeekSee all my reviews

I admire Polish theater that it is so open about alcoholism in Polish Society. The previous film that I reviewed on this subject was "The Mighty Angel". That movie and Zabawa Zabawa (Party Party) are similarly powerful but differ in perspective. The Mighty Angel deals mostly men whose lives have cratered. They turn to each other for help without improving their lives it's gritty and hard to watch.

By contrast, Zabawa Zabawa starts out squeaky-clean by comparison. We are introduced to three women, a student, an award-winning doctor and a successful lawyer. It seems as if all is well in their lives until we discover that each one has a dirty secret, a love of John Barleycorn, among other illicit loves in their lives. Zabawa Zabawa becomes difficult to watch as we see the secret creep out in the open and their lives result in loss of jobs, endangerment of lives of others and rape. As with Angel, there are no happy endings.

This is an uncomfortable watch but a worthwhile one.


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