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A story about the rise and fall of Zyga - a Polish kid in his early twenties, who wants to take charge of his life after the fall of communism, but in a time of chaos and moral anarchy, unwillingly becomes a gangster.

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Piotr Mularuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakub Gierszal ... Zyga
Krzysztof Skonieczny ... Bullet
Jakub Kamienski Jakub Kamienski ... Hammer
Tomasz Kot ... Opat
Katarzyna Figura ... Halinka
Karolina Chapko Karolina Chapko ... Majka
Helena Sujecka ... Cupcake
Wojciech Czerwinski ... Nike
Malwina Wasilewska Malwina Wasilewska ... Klara
Tomasz Schuchardt ... Ernest
Kazimierz Mazur Kazimierz Mazur ... Rysio
Przemyslaw Bluszcz ... Mayor
Jerzy Schejbal ... Zyga's father
Aldona Struzik Aldona Struzik ... Zyga's mother
Mieczyslaw Grabka ... Chrzestny
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YUMA is a gripping drama about the rise and fall of Zyga - a Polish kid in his early twenties, who wants to take charge of his life after the fall of communism, but in a time of chaos and moral anarchy, unwillingly becomes a gangster. When, after transformation to capitalism, poverty and humiliation rule on his side of the border, he crosses to the other side of the river, where the Germans seem to have it all, and literally reaches out for the symbols of a better life. Back home, handing out stolen Adidas and Ray Bans makes him a Robin Hood of his community. Before he realizes what is happening, money and power overtake his naive dreams of a better life and things spiral out of control. It seems Zyga is destined for the fate of Macbeth, a man doomed by ambition and a betrayed moral code... Written by Anonymous

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It only takes one step to cross the point of no return

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Poland | Czech Republic

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Juma See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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It's a good movie with a bad end part...
26 June 2017 | by alexfromhornSee all my reviews

So this story is mainly set in Poland and partially in Germany. The main characters live in Poland and the movie shows the difference after the collapse of the Soviet Union of life standards in Germany and Poland very well. The protagonists admire so much about the western life like certain sport shoes and clothing, music everything. So they want their part of this western lifestyle and they are taking it. Over time they become successful but with success came problems. What started as a realistic good story on how the situation in the beginning of the 90's actually was, became more and more a story about unnecessary excesses, parties and all that stuff ... which was not really interesting anymore because the situations became repetitive and lacked in proper dramaturgy. But the acting was realistic and I would still say it's a "good movie" but not more, if you want to see how people who mainly lived under soviet occupation dealt with the new western options in life this is your movie.


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