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Love Stories (1997)

Historie milosne (original title)
Four stories of love: yearned-for, betrayed, found. In the confessional, a priest is confronted for the first time by his eleven-year-old daughter (and seeks advice from his mother); a ... See full summary »

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Jerzy Stuhr

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Jerzy Stuhr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Stuhr ... ksiadz / pulkownik Jerzy Matalowski / wiezien Zdzislaw Filip / kolejny petent udajacy sie
Dominika Ostalowska ... Ewa Bielska, studentka adiunkta
Irina Alfyorova ... Tamara (as Irina Alfiorowa)
Karolina Ostrozna Karolina Ostrozna ... Magda Jarzebowska, córka ksiedza
Katarzyna Figura ... Kryska , zona Filipa
Jerzy Nowak ... Ankieter
Andrzej Hudziak ... Rozprowadzajacy', asystent 'Ankietera
Jerzy Trela ... General
Katarzyna Laniewska ... matka Filipa
Artur Barcis ... Adwokat
Sebastian Konrad Sebastian Konrad ... Asystent na uczelni
Krzysztof Stroinski ... Dziekan
Ryszard Sobolewski Ryszard Sobolewski ... Biskup
Aleksandra Górska Aleksandra Górska ... Biblioterka
Maria Klejdysz ... Gospodyni ksiedza
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Four stories of love: yearned-for, betrayed, found. In the confessional, a priest is confronted for the first time by his eleven-year-old daughter (and seeks advice from his mother); a married colonel in the Polish Army is reunited with an old lover; a convict is jilted by his wife but has the last word; a professor of literature must decide how to react to a lackluster student who declares she is in love with him. Sometimes things go wrong, occasionally right. (The colonel flushes love letters down a toilet, rather than burn them.) In each vignette, the protagonist is played by Jerzy Stuhr, who also wrote and directed. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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Genres:

Romance | Comedy

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

8 September 1997 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Budget:

PLN1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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The film is dedicated to legendary Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski. Jerzy Stuhr was one of his favorite actors. See more »

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What a BS
12 April 2008 | by ttrkwczSee all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I ever saw. Period.

Too many symbols that lead to nowhere. Serious continuity errors (like band aid that somehow appears on colonel's face) and locations that make no sense (e.g. parking lot of the most ugly building in Warsaw aka Palace of Culture that supposedly is court building or whatever director/screen writer imagined).

Dedication to Kieślowski is a very sour joke. At least Kieślowski had enough self-esteem to hire others to write his screenplays. Mr. Stuhr is a very good actor and he should remain one.

Worst of all: this movie is boring. One can not figure out why the same actor is playing four different people. I still wonder why some good actors, like Ms. Ostałowska, decided to take part in this production.

You can forget renting this movie. No loss: save 87 minutes of your life.


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