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|Tam i z Powrotem NTSC There and Forth|
Actors: Janusz Gajos, Olaf Lubaszenko, Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Kolbasiuk, Jan Frycz
Director: Wojcik Wojciech
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
It is 1965 in Poland. Talented and committed to his patients, the doctor cannot get a passport to leave Poland and join his wife and daughter living in the UK. Due to his war past and fighting on the side of the Polish gov... more »
There and Back (Tam i z Powrotem) is a fantastic Polish dram
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 01/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andrzej Hoffman (Janusz Gajos) is a surgeon that saves lives on a daily basis. However, he is haunted by events from his past, which happened twenty years ago. Hoffman was a partisian, fighting for his country to fend off both Germans and Russians. After the war when the dust settled, he served time in prison for his "crime." Tragically, his prison sentence kept him away from his wife and child in England. Now in 1965, some twenty years later, he desperately wants to reunite with them.
When Hoffman's old friend from the war days pays him a visit, he is offered a way out. Jurek (Jan Frycz) proposes they rob a bank so that they can buy passports and leave the country. Hoffman hesitantly agrees to help with the heist out of desperation. Both have their own motivation to consider such a drastic resort, which complicates the issue of right and wrong. The suspense runs high throughout the entire film but intensifies from the time they start planning the robbery.
There and Back (Tam i z Powrotem) is a fantastic Polish drama because it has a great moral dilemma. What makes this a stirring movie is that we get to see how Hoffman struggles to do what is right, even though his problems stemmed from actions the communist government disliked and their actual criminality merely a matter of viewpoint. It is a very touching story that is sure to make you feel a range of emotions.
There and Back is a great drama for several reasons. Overall, there is a lot of suspense and won't put you to sleep. The music is very emotional and works well with the story. The acting is top rate. As usual, Gajos delivers an outstanding performance. I would highly recommend this movie to everyone and is likely to please even the harshest of critics.