• Director(s)

    Artur Zmijewski

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    01/03/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

    Paulina Galazka, Anna Dymna, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Film

Sami Swoi. Poczotek

moderate sex references, language, violence, suicide attempt, sexual threat

With occasional bawdy humour and moments of threat and melancholy, this nostalgic Polish comedy prequel follows the lives of the inhabitants of a small village over the first half of the 20th century.

With occasional bawdy humour and moments of threat and melancholy, this nostalgic Polish comedy prequel follows the lives of the inhabitants of a small village over the first half of the 20th century.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

language

sex

discrimination

injury detail

suicide

sexual violence and sexual threat

  • Director(s)

    Artur Zmijewski

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    01/03/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

    Paulina Galazka, Anna Dymna, Zbigniew Zamachowski

moderate sex references, language, violence, suicide attempt, sexual threat
Classified Date:
19/02/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Magnetes Pictures Limited
violence
One person stabs another with a scythe, resulting in brief sight of blood. We hear the sound of gunshots as men are executed off screen. A soldier knocks a man to the ground with the butt of his gun. In another scene a man slaughters a pig below frame; we briefly hear the animal squealing but there is no bloody detail.
threat and horror
Scenes set during World War II briefly show frightened civilians being manhandled, arrested or forced onto trains by Nazi soldiers. In another scene a Nazi officer announces to a crowd that all the men of their village are to be executed; however, he rescinds the order shortly afterwards due to unforeseen events. There are also occasional scenes of gun threat.
language
Bad language includes ‘whore’, ‘beaver’, ‘bitch’, ‘shit’, ‘bastard’, ‘ass’, ‘asshole’, ‘jerk’, ‘Jesus Christ’ and ‘damn’.
sex
Moderate sex references include crude comic references to genitals, brothels and sex workers.
discrimination
Scenes set during World War II contain discreet references to the Holocaust, such as when a man agrees to secretly shelter a Jewish father and daughter on his property.
injury detail
We infrequently see mild bloody detail on people’s faces and clothing in the aftermath of off-screen violence.
suicide
In a comic scene, a person tries to take his own life but botches the attempt due to his drunken state.
sexual violence and sexual threat
After hearing a rumour about soldiers attacking locals and raping women, a man follows the sound of screams and finds soldiers pinning a young woman against a wall; he immediately intervenes and the threat is quickly defused.
rude humour
The film contains very mild toilet humour.
  • Classified date

    19/02/2024

  • Language

    Polish