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Solid Gold review – sluggish Polish crime thriller

A tough-nut ex-cop is lured back to her old job to help bring down a drug baron in this overlong and unengaging drama

Corruption runs yet again all the way to the top – but this even-paced, overlong Polish thriller barely musters a shrug about it, let alone sell Baltic port Gydnia as a kind of James Ellroy-esque helltown. Discharged from the force after being raped on a stakeout, tough-nut cop Kaja (Marta Nieradkiewicz) is lured back to the coast by the Central Bureau of Investigation to help bring down drug baron Kawecki (Andrzej Seweryn). The silver-fox plutocrat has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight: the well-to-do head of the Solid Gold bank, he launders his money through a posh restaurant and butters up Warsaw politicians for favours.

Director Jacek Bromski manages the curious combination of being both too impatient to push his case and too slow to make us care.

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