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Any good Polish films to watch?


jon357
28 Feb 2024 #91
1670 (Office style

I'll have a go in a while when I'm back.

Not Polish but I just watched "Julia" about Julia Child. Brilliant, amazing and every superlative.

And I'd watched both series before realising that the lead actor was Raquel from Coronation Street and Happy Valley. A sign of a good actor.
amiga500
28 Feb 2024 #92
No one wants to talk about 1670 (Office style mockumentary)?

Thanks for the tip!
Lenka
28 Feb 2024 #93
No one wants to talk about 1670 (Office style mockumentary)?

It was already discussed here. I enjoyed it a lot.
mafketis
28 Feb 2024 #94
I enjoyed it a lot.

hop hop hop hop!
Paulina
28 Feb 2024 #95
No one wants to talk about 1670 (Office style mockumentary)?

Fun fact - the director of photography in "1670" is... Swedish! :O Tfu! Potwarz! ;D

Info provided by the Swedish embassy in Poland lol:

facebook.com/share/p/RFSp7ErUfjHPDuWH/

hop hop hop hop!

:D

Kania, did you watch it?? Hop, hop, hop! ;D
jon357
28 Feb 2024 #96
Office style mockumentary)?

Is it a film or a tv thing?

What's special about it?
mafketis
28 Feb 2024 #97
Is it a film or a tv thing?

netflix series....

What's special about it?

It's very funny.

OF course some people (who must have been given pickles as babies) were complaining about the historical accuracy but it's as much about modern Poland than anything that happened in the past.
jon357
28 Feb 2024 #98
people (who must have been given pickles as babies) were complaining about the historical accuracy

That happens.

There were grumbles about Bridgerton because of rock music in a Regency costume drama and about one set in early. C19 Derbyshire with a racially mixed cast. And both are good. In the Derbyshire one, the best thing was that the very poor people spoke like council estate chavs of today; it really did work,

A historical drama, comedy whatever isn't a Crimewatch reconstruction. I'll look out for 1670.
Paulina
28 Feb 2024 #99
It's very funny.

Imagine what filming it must've been like lol:



it's as much about modern Poland than anything that happened in the past.

That's one of the things that makes it so funny and relatable.
Bobko
28 Feb 2024 #100
Best Polish film in history - "Pigs 2: The Last Blood". In Polish, it's called "Psy 2. Ostatnia krew".

It features the Polish Jean-Claude Van Damme - Bogusław Linda.

In this film, Linda's character, Franz, fights against the odds to stop a train full of weapons from arriving in Sarajevo.

So successful was Pigs 2, that in 2020 they made a Pigs 3.

Highly recommend. 5 stars.
Lenka
28 Feb 2024 #101

Do you know if there will be some more episodes?
Paulina
28 Feb 2024 #102
@Lenka, I don't know - it depends on Netflix's decision:

filmweb.pl/news/%221670%22%3A+czy+powstaje+ju%C5%BC+2.+sezon+hitu+platformy+Netflix+Scenarzysta+odpowiada-153475
Paulina
28 Feb 2024 #103
The dancing scenes though!: ❤️


amiga500
29 Feb 2024 #104
In Polish, it's called "Psy 2. Ostatnia krew".

If you liked psy 1 and 2, check out pitbull, set in the same era with rough as nails cops, made in almost a para-documentary style.
mafketis
29 Feb 2024 #105
Now for something completely different....

I recently discovered this and have become mildly obsessed....

Zosia w szpitalu (1977) is aPRL mini-masterpiece.

Made by WFO (educational film studio) with the goal of reassuring children that going to/staying in the hospital isn't so scary after all.

First Zosia's parents introduce themselves then we follow Zosia as she's introduced to friendly hospital staff and other children and it ends with her asleep in her hospital bed while a friendly nurse tucks her in and goes to her night station.

What makes it stand out is just how.... modern it feels. Many compare it (in terms of framing and editing) to Wes Anderson.

The best part is a long tracking shot from Zosia's point of view across several examination rooms showing fragments of different family dramas and the last one with her parents.

I showed it to a friend who remembers the PRL and who works in medical administration and he said something like the film is very much needed now.

youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0J4miS8lo
Atch
29 Feb 2024 #106
It certainly sounds like a great work of fiction - do you remember a discussion on this forum years ago where a woman was horrified because the hospital wanted to stitch her child's eyelids shut overnight because the nurse wouldn't have time to administer eye drops?? The mother offered to stay with the child and do it herself but it was against regulations, not giving the drops I believe but the staying outside of official visiting hours!
Lenka
29 Feb 2024 #107
I was in hospital in the early 90 as a kid. The staff was great (with the exception of the lead doctor) and the only concern was the visiting times ( very, VERY strict in those times)

The parent staying with a child I believe is a common practice for quite a while now ..
jon357
29 Feb 2024 #108
in hospital in the early 90 as a kid. The staff was great

I suspect things had really picked up by then. I was in for several spells as a kid in the early/mid 70s and most of the staff (with a couple of exceptions) were total cvnts. Like something from a Victorian workhouse.

An abiding memory of the kids' ward was that there were high shelves around the walls with all sorts of fancy toys provided by local charities, rotary clubs etc and they were just for decoration, kept out of the kids' reach.
Lenka
29 Feb 2024 #109
The main doctor was not great e.g. denied me my usual comforter ( a bottle with tea) saying I was too big for that (true but I think sudden separation from your family, illness and hospital ordeal are not the best moments to change that) and some other things but I managed to get it off the nurses.

I remember two things:
- being on a cold high table and having my arm put in a metal frame (for IV).
- a member of staff doing inhalations to kids and me looking from around the corner with other kids, the nurse calling my name and come on, you are next and me running away laughing.
jon357
29 Feb 2024 #110
true but I think sudden separation from your family, illness and hospital ordeal are not the best moments to change that

Indeed. I'd hope they're getting better about things like that now.

but I managed to get it off the nurses.

Some (but not all) of the nurses were the worst when I was in. The doctors (I don't have any bad memories of them anyway) seemed OK.

It's never easy for kids in hospital and they should really try to make it less bad. Maybe I'm an optimist however I suspect things only get better.


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