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Camera Buff (1979)
"Amator" (original title)

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Filip buys an 8mm 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Filip Mosz
Malgorzata Zabkowska ...
Irka Mosz
Ewa Pokas ...
Anna Wlodarczyk
Stefan Czyzewski ...
Director
Jerzy Nowak ...
Stanislaw Osuch
Tadeusz Bradecki ...
Witek Jachowicz
Marek Litewka ...
Piotrek Krawczyk
Boguslaw Sobczuk ...
Kedzierski
Krzysztof Zanussi ...
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 8mm 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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17 May 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I found this film enthralling and revealing about a man gradually discovering his purpose in life and the effect it has on those around him as well as the obstacles he now has to face. He must now face the political as he takes a stance on social issues in his life and his town. His naiveté is warming and it demonstrates what a great actor Stuhr is that the film chips away at this slowly as he awakens to the new realities of his life. From a man who had everything at the beginning he has now shattered his domestic life but gained something some would say far richer and more permanent for his soul, a purpose. One that helps him to 'understand what this shitty life is about'. The final shot brings the film full circle as we see a man in the grip of his obsession.


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