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The Noose (Petla) [NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import - Poland]

Poland released, PAL/Region free DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: SPOKEN LANGUAGE: POLISH Dolby Digital 2.0; SUBTITLES: ENGLISH, FRENCH; FULL SCREEN 1,33:1; BLACK&WHITE; SYNOPSIS: An adaptation of a short story by Marek Hlasko (screenplay: Marek Hlasko, Wojciech Jerzy Has). A study of alcoholism with an excellent performance by Gustaw Holoubek as Kuba, a man who helplessly tries to battle his addiction before ultimately giving up and committing suicide. The action is limited to a single day, with camera stubbornly accompanying the protagonist in his apartment and throughout his useless wanderings about town. A purposely slow narrative tempo and expressionistic tones in the scenery combine to build a mood of hopelessness. The film depicts the state of mind of its protagonist, who finds himself in a desperate situation. Critics universally underlined the pessimism of the film, though some also noted its creative qualities.

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