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Okay thriller for TV, but we've seen it all
gergelyh-155967 November 2016
A dangerous smuggler terrorizing a snowbound family in the mountains... This is less family-oriented as, say, Avalanche 1994, in fact this is quite brutal sometimes -- and needless to say, all the old actors in this, who play Lech, Mateusz and Konrad, are infinitely better than David Hasselhoff. But basically this is an age-old story with very few surprises. The older son being gay is the only motif usually not found in such films. And they use this idea efficiently, showing that in face of a very "masculine" challenge he has to fight the low expectations of his father and brother as well.

Mostly good rhythm and excellent cinematography, but the score is simply too much, with howls, shrieks and all it would be more suitable for a horror with lots of scares. Paired with this story (which flows quietly most of the time) this agitated music raises expectations the pictures can not live up to.
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Highly recommended!
daveelmstrom-8635921 April 2017
Seen at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival in April 2017. Very suspenseful thriller from Poland. Great acting. Highly recommended. I don't like reading reviews too much about movies, because they tend to give away too many plot twists. I would definitely advise this strategy for this movie.
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