Playground (2016)

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Avg Rating: 3.3 / 5. Voted: 24

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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.

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tony
tony
February 6, 2020 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!!!

GT
GT
Reply to  tony
February 8, 2020 2:04 am

Yep, horrible and a true story sadly!

Mike
Mike
February 8, 2020 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 effedupmovies.com. It is indeed a destination site. Your work is appreciated more than you may realize.

Cheers,
Mike

Jesse
Jesse
February 8, 2020 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!

Bartel
Bartel
February 21, 2020 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.
https://youtu.be/UsYmueYoTrw

Maniac
Maniac
Reply to  Bartel
September 12, 2021 6:25 pm

looks really good, thanks for the recommendation!!

Bartel
Bartel
February 21, 2020 10:41 pm

Yeah and by the way… I LOVE YOUR SITE!

Chisel
Chisel
February 22, 2020 1:35 am

That movie pretty much sucked.
Really sad ending.

Nameless
Nameless
February 26, 2020 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.

darkjoker
darkjoker
April 22, 2020 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?

Phil
Phil
July 17, 2020 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

Pamela
Pamela
August 1, 2020 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!

OJ
OJ
October 5, 2020 10:47 am

IMDB filed this movie as 1h 22m but the version here ia 1h 17m. Do we miss something here and its a cut version?

OJ
OJ
October 6, 2020 7:07 am

Cool, Thx mate.

Leav
Leav
November 19, 2020 8:16 am

Seeing that kid hit his father made me incredibly sad

Helena Han Basquet
Helena Han Basquet
April 7, 2021 12:11 am

James Patrick Bulger was a 2 yr old boy (almost 3) from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, who was abducted, tortured and killed by two 10 yr olds boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables on Friday 12th February 1993. Thompson and Venables led Bulger away from the New Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle as his mother took her eyes off him momentarily whilst paying for goods in a shop. This film is stupid, sadistic and disgusting.

GoreWhore
GoreWhore
Reply to  Helena Han Basquet
April 7, 2021 1:04 am

I’m from the UK and unfortunately grew up with James Bulger’s digusting and unnecessary murder touted as a sort of cautionary tale. It makes my blood boil that the two killers were released so quickly – and then, unsuprisingly, Venables went back to prison on CP charges. He’s one sick fuck.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  GoreWhore
April 7, 2021 12:27 pm

The last 10 mins or so were some of the most confronting and saddest thing seen on film imo. Those two twisted fuckers literally got away with murder bc of their age. They should have been in youth detention till 18 and then stuck in jail for 40 years. Instead, the cops gave them a new identity and shipped them off to Australia to live happily ever after. Where was the justice for that little boy? Who knows how many they will kill when they grow up? Shame there is no death penalty for these oxygen thieves.

Gongora
Gongora
Reply to  Helena Han Basquet
November 28, 2021 3:46 am

Dat fuckers are now free with new “identities”. World sucks.

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
April 8, 2021 1:09 am

poor little guy man that ending was brutal af

baptist7203
baptist7203
April 12, 2021 8:23 pm

Whats really sad to think is that the little boy in this didnt suffer nowhere near as much as poor little james did. Again EUM more than delivers.

Erica
Erica
May 17, 2021 10:27 pm

The events of the James Bulger murder inspired this film. It makes for a good movie. It does seem plausible that these characters would end up senselessly murdering a two year old. Sadism. the one kid having a disabled dad (one of the boys irl had disabled family members I think a sibling). Being poor. Not having as much power as your cooler, older brother who doesn’t look as baby-faced or girlish as you, who looks tough with his buzzed hair and not like Sinead O’ Connor. Enjoying tormenting sexually the fat girl who has a crush on you. Teasing… Read more »

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
September 12, 2021 8:51 am

Cruel… Nasty… Horrible…
Just like a lot of people..
The film .. well.. gripping., Shocking.. challenging… Just like cinema should be.
Ultimately sad thought provoking and Depressing.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
October 19, 2021 7:43 am

That was pretty fucked up

Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy
November 17, 2021 3:52 am

A potentially brilliant film,my only complaint is the end,i wanted to see that little fuckers head smashed in close up,not from half a fuckin mile down the road you pollack cunts………..oh im not into spoiler alerts so get fucked,plus if you lknew anything about this flick going in,youd know its based on the english case of jamie bulger………..& shit didnt end well for that poor little bastard did it

Nate
Nate
November 24, 2021 12:00 am

Great film very provocative!

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