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Based on a true story set on the Polish/German border. It is a tale of the rise and fall of Zyga, a young Polish man who wants to take charge of his life after the fall of communism, but in a time of chaos and moral anarchy, unwillingly becomes a gangster. Zyga is a witness to the complete degradation of life around him. The promised land never comes to his home town, while the Germans across the border seem to have it all. Zyga crosses the border and engages in a petty crime he calls "juma". Back home, handing out stolen goods makes him a quick hero. Before Zyga realises what is… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It has lovely touches including nods to spaghetti westerns, beautiful cinematography, interesting town and rural landscapes and, in Gierszal, a good looking alternative to the younger Matt Damon."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Yuma is trying so obviously to be the Slavic Scarface - and, for a good portion of the running time, it earns that title."
‑ Niki Boyle, The List
"This Polish action/crime drama has some strong performances from its supporting cast and leading man Jakub Gierszal ..."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
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