GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayKrzysztof Kieslowski LanguagePolish
WriterKrzysztof Kieslowski, Kazimierz Orlos Release date2000 (2000) (Poland)
2004 (US) CastJerzy Stuhr (Zygmunt Sawicki), Anna Dymna (Marysia Sawicka), Dominika Bednarczyk (Bank Clerk#1), Andrzej Franczyk (Bank Manager), Blazej Wojcik (Bank Clerk#2) Similar moviesJerzy Stuhr movies, Movies about animals
The Big Animal (Polish: Duże zwierzę) is a 2000 Polish film directed by Jerzy Stuhr from a screenplay by Krzysztof Kieślowski, based on a short story Wielbłąd (1995) by Kazimierz Orłoś.
Mr. Zygmunt Sawicki is a bank employee, who finds a camel in his yard one day. He decides to take charge of it and he and his wife Marysia take care of it. However, problems arise for both his fellow town-dwellers and the local authorities.
Jerzy Stuhr as Zygmunt Sawicki
Anna Dymna as Marysia Sawicka
Andrzej Franczyk as Bank Manager
Dominika Bednarczyk as Bank Clerk 1
Błażej Wójcik as Bank Clerk 2
Stanisław Banaś as Fire Chief
Krzysztof Gluchowski as Mayor
Feliks Szajnert as Drunkard
The film was shot in the following locations: Warsaw, Tymbark, Myślenice, Rabka.
The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
After distributing 35mm prints to theaters, Milestone Films released the film on DVD in 2003.
AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (International Competition) October 19–26, 2000.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5–15, 2000.
London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) November 1–16, 2000.
San Francisco International Film Festival April 19 - May 3, 2001.