Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »

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Filip Mosz
Malgorzata Zabkowska ...
Irka Mosz
Ewa Pokas ...
Anna Wlodarczyk
Stefan Czyzewski ...
Director
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Stanislaw Osuch
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Witek Jachowicz
Marek Litewka ...
Piotrek Krawczyk
Boguslaw Sobczuk ...
Kedzierski
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Himself
Andrzej Jurga ...
Himself
Alicja Bienicewicz ...
Jaska
Tadeusz Rzepka ...
Wawrzyniec
Aleksandra Kisielewska ...
Hania, secretary
Wlodzimierz Maciudzinski ...
Stelmaszczyk
Roman Stankiewicz ...
Czeslaw
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Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first works but his focus on movie-making also leads to domestic strife and philosophical dilemmas. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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14 February 1980 (Netherlands)  »

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Witek Jachowicz: What are you filming?
Filip Mosz: Anything that moves.
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Featured in Krzysztof Kieslowski: I'm So-So... (1996) See more »

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Staropolskim obyczajem
Lyrics by J. Odrowaz
Music by A. Skorupka & W. Kruszynski
Performed by Zofia & Zbigniew Framer with band
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Now here is a film I can get behind.

Another of Kieslowski's modern parables, but this time I love it. A man is given a movie camera when his daughter is born, and he's quite taken with it. The film is really interesting, good acting and writing; but I was drawn in by the sympathetic energy of the protagonist. He's just so likable. Perhaps I saw a bit of myself in his obsessive behaviour. There's so much humanity in this film. If the others are like this, I can see why he's so well loved.

+6 for a brilliant film about the creative urge +6 bonus points for the scene where he skulls an old-school Pepsi.

10/10, loved it.


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