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Small Time Obsession (2000)

Small Time Obsession is a story of love and betrayal set amongst South London's Polish community. Michael Korczynski has his heart set on training and racing greyhounds at his local stadium... See full summary »


Piotr Szkopiak


Piotr Szkopiak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex King ... Michael
Juliette Caton ... Ali
Jason Merrells ... Chris
Oliver Young Oliver Young ... Steve
Richard Banks Richard Banks ... John
Kirsten Parker Kirsten Parker ... Jackie
Geoff Lawson Geoff Lawson ... Geordie
Giles Ward Giles Ward ... Pope
Jurek Jarosz Jurek Jarosz ... Mr Korczynski
Teresa Nowakowska Teresa Nowakowska ... Mrs Korczynski
Andrew Tiernan ... Mr Page
Leonard Trusty Leonard Trusty ... Garvey
Danny Bowers Danny Bowers ... Mark
Elly Fairman ... Lucy
Esme Eliot ... Lisa


Small Time Obsession is a story of love and betrayal set amongst South London's Polish community. Michael Korczynski has his heart set on training and racing greyhounds at his local stadium but is under pressure from his father to take charge of the family delicatessen. Steve is an orphan with a passion for classic cars and John is a talented musician struggling to come to terms with hid depressed mother. Both out of loyalty as friends and the need to earn money to keep their dreams alive, all three do work for amiable wide-boy, Chris, who seems to be heading inevitably towards a life of crime. This is further underlined when Chris forms a relationship with small-time villain Geordie, who is, in turn to manoeuvre himself into the established underworld. Unsettled by Chris's increasingly criminal ambitions. Michael becomes torn between loyalty to his friend and his own needs and desires which include an, as yet undisclosed, infatuation with Chris'long-standing girlfriend, Ali. However ... Written by Jean Lejuez <travelling.cherbourg@wanadoo.fr>

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When desire is not enough.




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English | Polish

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16 June 2000 (UK) See more »

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Lengyelek Londonban See more »

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Solo Films Limited See more »
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Worthwhile and Intelligent
24 March 2001 | by binman63See all my reviews

If anyone says that this is a bad film then take it from me – they are wrong. Rent it, buy it, whatever – you won't be disappointed. If you are then I really don't know what the problem is. This is a movie movie, not a pop video. If you like your films well crafted and intelligent then this is definitely for you. Thank the stars someone still wants to make something like a worthwhile film rather than just jumping on a bandwagon. Its low budget and has no stars. Its slow and some bits don't work. Listen to me - it doesn't matter. See it. You'll enjoy it. If you don't then I really think you can't be a very happy person.

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