1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 August 2012 (Poland)
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.
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.
Director: Piotr Mularuk
Writers: Wojciech Gajewicz, Piotr Mularuk
Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Jakub Kamienski
Country: Poland | Czech Republic
Language: Polish | German
Release Date: 10 August 2012 (Poland)
Also Known As: Juma
Filming Locations: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland