Matka (2014)

| Drama
In the broken industrial heartland of Poland, a mother and son long to be reunited after the father takes the son to an orphanage fearing for his safety.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magdalena Czerwinska ... Maria Skowronska
Julia Kijowska ... Anna
Olaf Marchwicki Olaf Marchwicki ... Artur
Grzegorz Przybyl Grzegorz Przybyl ... Pawel
Alina Chechelska Alina Chechelska ... Chmielewska
Ewa Kolasinska ... Sister Sikorowska
Sylwia Boron ... Monika
Dariusz Chojnacki Dariusz Chojnacki ... Monika's Husband
Oliwia Angerstein Oliwia Angerstein ... Sister Maja
Dariusz Wiktorowicz Dariusz Wiktorowicz ... Manager
Marek Rachon Marek Rachon ... Teacher
Szymon Jarecki Szymon Jarecki ... Waldek
Kacper Raszka Kacper Raszka ... Andrzej
Karina Grabowska-Fialek Karina Grabowska-Fialek
Arkadiusz Detmer


Young Artur and his mother have an especially close bond, compensating in their own way for a life without hope and without the father; he returns unexpectedly and takes Artur to an orphanage without the knowledge of the mother. The harsh realities of the orphanage and fear are overcome by the comfort that his mother will soon come and take him away from this place. Meanwhile Marie (the Mother) left in her world full of demons fulled by alcohol and drugs tries to come to terms with the loss of Artur; Placed in a woman's refuge for her own safety she lives in the hope that she will someday be with Artur again if she can only sort out her destructive, abusive behavior. Their reunion turns into a test of humanity and hope which pushes the mother son relationship to the limits as their reunion is brought to a premature end. A mesmerizing human thriller set against the broken industrial heartland of southern Poland. Written by Lee Mackintosh Jones

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Filming Locations:

Bytom, Slaskie, Poland See more »


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€500,000 (estimated)
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Diabolical liberties See more »
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