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The Debt
The Debt
Actors: Robert Gonera, Jacek Borcuch, Andrzej Chyra, Cezary Kosinski, Joanna Szurmiej
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
UR     2004     1hr 46min

A gripping psychological thriller, The Debt tells the story of two entrepreneurs who become enmeshed in the criminal web of a Russian thug. In capitalist Warsaw, Adam and Stefan are aspiring businessmen who plan to import ...  more »


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Actors: Robert Gonera, Jacek Borcuch, Andrzej Chyra, Cezary Kosinski, Joanna Szurmiej
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
Studio: TLA Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Polish
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 4/2/2013...

Superb movie.
Dark subject matter made all the more
distubing because it is based upon true
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 11/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Krzysztof Krauze's "The Debt" (Dlug) was a stressful movie for me to watch, absolutely stressful. However, I have it give it a lot of credit, it was easily one of the most suspenseful films I ever watched. This is a thriller that will make you squirm.

Simply put, "The Debt" is a film about two men that were interested in starting a business. They are turned down for a loan at the bank, but stumble upon a former neighbor who turns out to be in the Russian mafia. Their lives are turned into a nightmare when the Russian wants to collect their debt for listening to them ask about a loan.

Any review that discusses the storyline too much is doing the reader a disservice. What makes this film incredible is the suspense and to spoil it in any way is wrong. If you find this film too much after 30 minutes of stress, keep going and you will see it is worth it.
It could happen ...
Michael Bass | San Diego, CA USA | 09/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What struck me the most about this film is the fact that the story line is so believable. Two ordinary guys, one married the other engaged are about to go into business together and in their quest for funding one of them runs into an old friend who they immediately pitch their plan to. The acquaintance listens promising to get back to them which he does, the only problem is that his terms are outrageous at which time the partners find out that they are now dealing with the Russian mob. Things turn ugly and life becomes all about survival - do you succumb?, do you run?, do you do the unthinkable? Based on a true story this film will keep you on edge and make you think 'what would I do'?"