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An awesome portrait about society values and decay
I enjoyed this movie from the very beginning to its end. Direction is superb, screenplay, character's performance, everything is brilliantly played and the output is understandingly remarkable. On the other hand, I disagree with some of the opinions posted on this board; this movie does not intend to reflect the lack of improvement since the fall of communism in Poland, or the advances of capitalism. It is not focused on politics, or at least I never got that impression. It's merely a burlesque artwork on human feelings, disillusion and settled values of this new global society; the impact they have on the lives of people in a small town in central Europe. Villages are the same elsewhere, in France or in USA, in Brazil or in Sweden, and villagers are always subjected to mockery because of their outdated and weird customs. For me, this is the best movie i've ever seen from Poland, and a great surprise. Will always recommend it!
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