Polish Roulette

Synopsis: As Poland is placed under martial law in 1981, two confidence tricksters try to evade both the police and the army. They become embroiled in a web of schemes engineered by the secret service, fellow criminals and the democratic resistance.
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A hare better not go looking for pat, or

he might find himself turned into it... " Terence

Franciszek Roj Gasienica

Rolish Armed Forces.

He jumped 89,5 metres.

Waclav Niedoleter

Armed Navy of The

Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

All there?

It's fine.



I don't know, sh*t...

See? Look at the mountains.

And there's a mountain...

oh and next to it, another mountain.


Something wrong?

Why aren't you jumping?

Are you scared?

What's your name little boy?

Adam. My mum's lost.

Fly Adam, fly...


Just remember in the future Adam,

skis always together.




In order to learn you have to fall.



It's a little stuffy here.

You had to be the one to drive

those tramps out into the field.


Bronek's the best for the trunk.

Polish Roulette


Want to buy cash?

I'll take it.

Do you have a lot?

Three and a half grand over there.

I'll take it all.

Bit of poker?

- But we need to be up in the morning.

- Okay!

Just one hand.

Take it easy on me.


- A little vodka, a baby beer?

- A drop of wine.

- Eighty... and over eighty.

- F***.

Traditionally before we deal.

What's the ante?

How much?

As much as you want.

Here we are Janek playing cards...

in the warmth...

and there outside the border

Russian tanks are fuelled.

Will have to get away

across the border.

I'm going to stay.

I'll fight with the occupant.

Ante for 100 grand.

I raise you 300.

Maybe they won't get in...

It's hard to say.

Two Fiats 125.



How many?

Three please.

All in.

I didn't give.

Thank you very much.

How come?

Like so. We agreed on one hand.

...politics, there's never an end to it.

It was nice. I bid you a farewell.

You saw him switch up the deck?

I didn't see anything.

So how did you cut?

The cards were cold.

When I cut them they were warm.

To play,

you really need to know how.

People gamble to lose.


you played the famous Buzka.

He's scum. He's in with

the Ministry of Public Security.

How else would he be able

to keep turning the roulette wheel

in Zakopane and Sopot for so many years.

Do you know that toff?


He looks like a tosser.

Let's stop over in Cracow.

I want to visit a friend.

Who is it?


I don't know him.

Good guy, gone a little crazy.

What's up with him?

He paints.

In the looney bin?



I paint sets in the theatre

and at home I try to create real art.

I've finally given

my life some meaning.

Can you live off it?

I've discovered a new world.

I've become a different person.

I've become addicted to the need to create,

do you understand?

I notice things,

that I never realised before.

Do you know how lucky it is

to be able to earn your living

doing something you enjoy?

I also have that.

I've closed myself off.

I'm not interested in any swindles.

Shifty numbers don't interest me.

Markiz. We came to visit you.

- Yeah?

- Yes.

That's very interesting.

Meet Ludwik.

He's my best friend.

Good day.

He taught me to paint.

Just fix up the throne

and you can go home.

Yes Boss.

It was in... in Gdansk

opposite Leningrad cinema,

there was a milk bar like that...


- Ah yes, Ruczaj.

- It's still there.

- Still there?

F***, really.

Well, there, you'd first pay at the till

then give the card to the cook.

She'd shout the order to the kitchen,

then shout at the room for the customer

who'd placed the previous order.

For example "An order of lazy dumplings!

Pick up your pancakes!".

I'd hang around at the side

and pick up one order, then the next.

And what did the customer

who paid for it do?

He'd pick up the lazy dumplings

meant for the next customer.

No, thank you.

Actually, I'll have red wine please.


Yes of course Doctor.

Doctor Gourmet.

You can crash at mine.

Where are you going to drive at night?

And what about

some ladies perhaps?

That would be nice.

Eryk said you'd gone crazy,

but I see you're normal.

There you go.

Can you have two wines

delivered to that table.

Why yes of course, sir.

Go sweet talk.

He's good.

Out of every ten he pulls six.

I also used to have

a pretty good average.


You can't win them all,

but you have to try.

Hi there,

my friend and I over there...

You have beautiful skin you know?

Wash your face in the morning and

then wipe it with water and lemon juice.

Where to get a lemon?

Christmas is coming up,

they should throw some in.

And what do you suggest

for chapped lips?

Put honey on your lips overnight. You'll

see how soft they'll be in the morning.

They're pretty good, hey?

Thank you very much.

There will now be a short intermission.

Thank you ever so much, sir.

What a little rat... Food was

included and he didn't subtract it.


and he added the coleslaws separately.

Hey, and what's this?

That could be his date of birth.

Could you come over here

for a moment, champ?

Why of course, sir.

My friend paid you well?

Why evervthing is

in perfect order is it not, sir?

He didn't make a mistake?

No, erm... let me check.

May I?

That's with a tip.

Aren't you embarrassed?

For such lovely service.

Let me add to that, from me, two bundles...

- You really don't need to, sir.

... it's deserved.

- 100, 200.

- Thank you so much.

Thank you and I apologise

for my friend.

Always at your service!

Well then...

fed and watered... let's go.

Hey sucker...

- Eh come on.

- What's up?

- It's a guy.

- Who?


Who's afraid of the wolf doesn't stroll

in the woods. If you weren't so shy...

You bender!

Get out of here!

Take that and get out!

I could do it in a way

you wouldn't even notice...

- Goodbye lady!

- Yes, lady.

- Get out.

- Let go, get your hands off.

Well, can you imagine?

What are you laughing at?

You kissed a guy.

Oh f***.

- You knew!

- What?

- That Victoria is a guy.

- Victoria?

That's Victor!

A wolf in sheep's clothing.

I don't believe it.

I met her today...

- Did you grab her by...

- She had breasts.

And balls.

Sonny, what will happen when people

find out you caught a Vic by his dick?

- Matejko! - Give us a few zloty

and I won't tell anyone.

Out on one field an ox searches for grass,

a dog for a hare and a stork for a frog...

The pound?

It's Victor... With flowers.

Did you order a Tartar, Sonny?

The secret police came for me. At home,

in the theatre... They wanted to arrest me.

Militia, the army everywhere. There's

tanks in the streets, armed vehicles.

Ludwik, calm down.

They chased me...

I sat on the roof for a few hours...

and later I ran through back gardens.

Life is like a sauna,

the higher you sit the more you sweat.

I announce,

that today the Military Council

of National Salvation was formed.

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