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Country: POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC
Run Time: 113 minutes
Zyga (rising star Jakub Gierszał) and his pals have nowhere to go in their lousy Polish border town. Communism has just collapsed and people are getting into Yuma, stealing from German stores and redistributing the wealth on the Polish market. Zyga is obsessed with the 1957 movie “3:10 to Yuma” -- a cowboy tale of lawless anarchy on the frontier. Movie star handsome with an easy grin, Zyga starts smuggling cigarettes at the behest of his auntie Halina, who runs a brothel and Yuma ring where the mayor is a regular. Over time Zyga becomes a kingpin, swallowed by a vortex of crime and sex of his own devising. He shares a terrible secret with his old friend Rysio, while a diabolical villain named Opat is out to bring them both down. Zyga manages to build his own private El Dorado, where he and Opat come head-to-head. YUMA is a hugely engrossing, great sweeping saga of Good versus Evil, Polish Western style. (In Polish and German with subtitles) – B.B.
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Piotr Mularuk is a director, screenwriter, and the head of Yeti Films, an independent production company. In 1993 he graduated from the City University of New York.
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