Playground (2016)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 2

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Warning: Includes violence against children

AKA: Plac Zabaw
Year: 2016
Directed by: Bartosz Kowalski
Starring: Nicolas Przygoda (Szymek), Przemyslaw Balinski (Czarek), Michalina Swistun (Gabrysia)
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:17:15
Genres: Based on a True Story, Kidnapping, Teens-Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
Playground follows three kids Gabrysia, Szymek, Czarek through their morning routines as they leave for their final day at school before the summer break. Gabrysia is well-off and feels she’s fat and unattractive to the boys. Szymek lives with his disabled father whose needs he looks into diligently, barring the occasional flareup of rage. Czarek has the most regular middle-class life with his immediate concern being a baby brother whose constant crying bothers him.

The lead-up to Playground’s shocking finale doesn’t really offer any explanations though you could argue and point to the little incidents that build up to it. Especially when they taste blood during the scene with Gabrysia in the ruins.

11 thoughts on “Playground (2016)

  • February 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    jesus christ….what for a movie….the end is unbelievable sad, brutal, sadistic ………. iam spechless…..

    thanx for the movie admin 😉

    keep up the good work

    p.s very good page without bullshit mainstream blockbusters …..only hard (underground) stuff!

    my respect

    kudos ————> effed up movies!!!

    • February 8, 2020 at 2:04 am

      Yep, horrible and a true story sadly!

  • February 8, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Thank you so much for this gem of a film. The continuous use of juxtaposition is astounding, and the raw, town life of Polish society is spot on.

    Love It is indeed a destination site. Your work is appreciated more than you may realize.


  • February 8, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I agree I haven’t watched this movie yet, but thank you for posting. I literally wake up every morning, check Facebook, ignore everyone, jump on effedupmovies for a few hours, then back to life…So excited to see a new movie up so often thank you thank you thank you for the much needed break from boring stupid life!

  • February 21, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    If you “liked” that movie i would strongly recommend (NOT a request) the ukrainian movie THE TRIBE in which not a single word is spoken cause the entire cast is deaf.
    It´s about this youth gang THE TRIBE and the rise and fall of his newest member.
    Just watch the trailer. I think it´s right up your alley.

  • February 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Yeah and by the way… I LOVE YOUR SITE!

  • February 22, 2020 at 1:35 am

    That movie pretty much sucked.
    Really sad ending.

  • February 26, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    This movie makes you go through a wide range of feelings. Confused, worried, sad, mad.. the beginning is slow. That being said, you have to watch the whole plot because it shows how their behavior really develops and leads to what happens in the playground scene. It’s sad. The ending enraged me. I didn’t know it was based on a true story. I’m not sure if I’d recommend it as a must watch but I think if you have the time you should give it a go or at least read about it.

  • April 22, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Great Thanks for this upload.

    Initially I didn’t realise this was based on James Bulger’s murder.

    When the mall scene came up then it became clear.

    Is it possible to upload the Irish short version of this – “Detainment” which got nominated for oscar?

  • July 17, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Such a sick horrible film anything to do with children sucks if I got my hands on them I’d slit them head to toe cunts

  • August 1, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    I remember watching a documentary about this or another child murder like it. Shocking. I only found this site a week ago so thanks because without this site I would have gone completely mad being so bored. Love this website!


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