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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 !?!?
Some people might see similarities between this movie "Wielki Szu"
"Big Shar" and Martin Scorsese's "The Color of money " . I want to say
that Scorsese's movie is a remake of movie from the 60's ("The
Hustler") and is no way a rip-off of "Wielki Szu" ("Big Shar").
Anyway , this is a great movie . Jan Nowicki shines in the title role . His character is burned out , charming , sad , bitter , gentleman who looks for a place in his life . He lost his home once and now is searching for something . He sees the whole life as a highway , where all the drivers are trying to kill each other . He wants to end with his profession , but unfortunately nothing is easy in life. Soon he becomes tempted by other people to keep on going as a con artist . One taxi driver (great Andrzej Pieczynski) begs him to teach him playing cards and become his mentor . Szu agrees and quickly their fates become intertwined to the very end.
The overall tone of the movie is sad , bitter and grim . It will make you think what in life is really important and it might change your look at other people . I give it 8/10.
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