|Richard J. Brzostek - 01/06/2010
Warszawa (Warsaw) brings us into a day in the life of several people. The story all takes place in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Even though it is a big city, it is small enough that nearly all of the charters in the story have at least a brush encounter with each other within 24 hours. Although there are many people we meet in the story, the two that stand out are Klara (Agnieszka Grochowska) and Wiktoria (Dominika Ostalowska), who just arrive in the city.
Klara is new to the city and it appears she has a lot of hope for a new life there. By chance, she meets a guy named Pawel Nowak on the train into the city. He has a shaved head and it looks like he could be a tough guy. He takes a liking to her right away and I could honestly say that I had almost no idea what will happen next with them.
Wiktoria hitchhikes into the city and her driver is a man named Andrzej. He is suspicious in just about everything he does and is mysterious with what he really wants from her. We also see a couple people that live in the city; they wander its streets for different reasons and are part of its fabric. All of the people we get to know in the story don't have the easiest time but that adds a realistic element to it.
Warszawa has an intricate story with many people involved and figuring out where it is going next is part of the fun. The story unfolds in an unusual way but that is what makes Warszawa so appealing. There is a lot of tension from not knowing how the girls will get by and not trusting the guy's motivation. I would say there is so much suspense the movie is nearly a thriller.
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