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Ida (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 October 2013 (Poland)
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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lis
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Halina Skoczynska ...
Mother Superior
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Dorota Kuduk ...
Kaska
Natalia Lagiewczyk ...
Bronia
Afrodyta Weselak ...
Marysia
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Barman
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Waitress
Artur Janusiak ...
Policeman
Anna Grzeszczak ...
Neighbour
Jan Wociech Poradowski ...
Father Andrew
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Storyline

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking | See all certifications »

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25 October 2013 (Poland)  »

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Sister of Mercy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,438, 4 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,827,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,298,355
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First five drafts of the script were written by Cezary Harasimowicz. See more »

Goofs

Flipped image. Near the end, Ida is resting in bed with her head on a pillow, to the left side of the screen. The close up shot is from above looking down and the image is flipped. A small mole that has been on her right cheek throughout the film is, in this shot, on her left side, and returns to her right side in the following shots. See more »

Quotes

Lis: What are you thinking about?
Anna: I'm not thinking.
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Connections

Featured in The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

7 Dni w Kraju i na Swiechie - Uniwersytet w Akrze
By Authors Slawomir Szof, Henryk Kollat and Janusz Lipinski
V/O Tadeusz Kazimierski
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rare work
26 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

simplicity, great photographs, splendid script. at first sigh, an old fashion movie. in fact, wise manner to use the legacy of impressive tradition and a great director who use, in same measure, with same precision, tension, poetry of images, atmosphere of period, cultural roots. it is a reflection occasion about origins, truth, faith and choices. a profound Polish story who reflects the identity search of an entire continent. it is , certainly, a rare gem. the cause is not only beauty of photography or admirable acting but a special flavor who remains after its end as a delicate feeling. a young woman and the courage to become here self. that is all. in skin of seductive music.


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