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Vabank DVD

by Polish Films on DVD Item #: DV526
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This charming caper film about a legendary thief who must pull one last job is the debut feature film of Juliusz Machulski, director of the beloved comedy hits Kingsize and Sexmission. Set in Lodz in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto (played by the director's father, Jan Machulski) has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief with a sense of pride and loyalty. Upon leaving the jail he learns that his friend with whom he played in the jazz band has been murdered by the same guy - now a bank president - who sent him to prison. Kramer hopes to keep Kwinto's mouth shut by paying him off, but at the same time he hires a paid gun to kill him. Meanwhile, some young, petty crooks hearing that Kwinto is free want to join forces with him for a job. Kwinto, employing a retired professional and two young admirers, pulls his last job to get even with Kramer.

Warszawa, lata trzydzieste. Henryk Kwinto, doswiadczony kasiarz, msci sie na Kramerze, wlascicielu banku, ktory przed laty podpuscil go na skok, a nastepnie zawiadomil policje. Zatarl swoje slady, a policja po raz pierwszy miala dowody przeciwko Kwincie. Kramer odpowiedzialny jest tez za smierc przyjaciela Kwinty. Kwinto organizuje napad na bank Kramera, czesc pieniedzy zas podrzuca w jego willi. Poniewaz znika takze piekna dziewczyna, ktora moglaby zapewnic Kramerowi alibi, trafia on za kratki.

Cast: Jan Machulski, Leonard Pietraszak, Witild Pyrkosz, Jacek Chmielnik, Krzysztof Kiersznowski
Directed by Juliusz Machulski
1982, Screen 4:3, Color, 104 mins.
Features: Director's Biography
NTSC format - ready to use in the USA and Canada - no need for multisystem equipment.
In Polish with optional English Subtitles
Genre: Comedy