Released from prison after five years, con-artist Szu is sent packing by his young wife; he heads for the town of Lutyn where he runs a con and attracts the interest of Jurek, a young cab ... See full summary »

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Wielki Szu
Andrzej Pieczynski ...
Taxi Driver Jurek
Dorota Pomykala ...
Prostitute Jola
Leon Niemczyk ...
Stefan Mikun
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Card-Player Denel
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Wielki Szu's Wife
Bozena Baranowska ...
Jurek's Wife
Teresa Sawicka ...
Receptionist Halinka
Roman Baranowicz ...
Conman in Wroclaw
Grazyna Trela ...
Dorota, Jarek's Wife
Jerzy Bonczak ...
Lipo
Jan Frycz ...
Jarek
Ryszard Kotys ...
Conman in Wroclaw
Eliasz Kuziemski ...
Chairman Franciszek Korzen
Boguslaw Augustyn
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Released from prison after five years, con-artist Szu is sent packing by his young wife; he heads for the town of Lutyn where he runs a con and attracts the interest of Jurek, a young cab driver who imagines himself a great grifter. Szu ("Sharp") teaches Jurek a few tricks enabling the young man to win some money in Wroclaw, then Sharp departs with Jola, a prostitute who offers him a mark. How that plays out, Jurek's determination to win big, Sharp's cold calculations, and the wages of sin await. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Movie about con-man, card player and his student, magnificent performance by Jan Nowicki.
11 July 1999 | by (Portland, OR, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is about con-man, great cheater, card player who was making big money, living in most expensive hotels in Poland during 80's. Intriguing plot, good acting. Jan Nowicki, known Polish actor, is great. I think, his best performance until this time. I see similarity to USA movie "Color of Money" from 1986. Well, "Wielki Szu" was made in 1982 !?!?






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