Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A first feature, shot with DV, that pulls off that trickiest of cinematic genres: the socially conscious tearjerker. The star, Henryk Golebiewski, gives one of those 'where on earth did they find him' performances, and it's hard to believe this goblin-faced bloke really isn't a middle-aged rag and bone man eking out a living in grim, dog-eat-dog modern Poland. Edi, a classic casualty of capitalism, is an educated man fallen on hard times, until his brainy reputation lands him a job tutoring the teenage sister of two crime lord 'brothers'. Tragic consequences ensue - and while this is essentially melodramatic, slightly manipulative stuff, Golebiewski's powerfully persuasive performance elevates Edi's tale into an unexpectedly moving parable of self-sacrifice and redemption. Strong support from composer Wojciech Lemanski and veteran cameraman Krzysztof Ptak.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Piotr Trzaskalski
Wojciech Lepianka, Piotr Trzaskalski
Jacek Lenartowicz
Henryk Golebiewski
Jacek Braciak
Aleksandra Kisio
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski
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