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Films & Schedules - 80 MILLION


Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 3 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Mon, Feb 25, 2013
at 8:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Waldemar Krzystek - POLAND

80 Million is set in the autumn of 1981, 10 days before the proclamation of martial law in Poland. Three members of the anti-Communist union movement in Wroclaw miraculously manage to withdraw 80 million zlotys (circa $2 million US then) from the organization’s bank account, just before it is blocked by the authorities. With Security Service agents on their trail, a tense cat-and-mouse game that involves wily clergy, black market money changes, and committed Solidarity activists unfolds with inspirational drama and surprising twists and turns. Less a political film than a heist-thriller and dark comedy, this entertaining film is this year’s Polish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (102 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Suspended (87), Dismissed From Life (92), The Little Moscow (08)

Sponsored by the Polish Library Association and the Polish Festival Nonprofit Organization, Portland.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Comedy.

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