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by Izabela Szylko


Maria is more than 80 years old. She comes from an aristocratic family that declined after the war. She lives humbly from her pension, alone in her studio flat. Maria has a secret admirer whom she teaches French. She seems like an ordinary old lady. Yet nobody knows that Maria regularly plays roulette. Inher life there is a secret related to gambling...and a diamond necklace.

international title: The Reliable System
original title: Niezawodny system
country: Poland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Izabela Szylko
film run: 80'
release date: PL 16/05/2008
screenplay: Izabela Szylko
cast: Alina Janowska, Wojciech Siemion, Szymon Brobrowski, Katarzyna Cynke, Piotr Fronczewski, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Slawomir Orzechowski, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Ludwika Najbauer
cinematography by: Wojciech Staroń
film editing: Ewa Smal
music: Grzegorz Turnau
producer: Wlodzimierz Niderhaus
production: WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
backing: Polish Film Institute
distributor: Fundacja Promocji Kina "Film Polski"
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