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My Nikifor (2004)

Mój Nikifor (original title)
Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

Director:

Krzysztof Krauze

Writers:

Joanna Kos-Krauze (as Joanna Kos), Krzysztof Krauze
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krystyna Feldman ... Nikifor
Roman Gancarczyk ... Marian Wlosinski
Jerzy Gudejko ... Ryszard Nowak
Jowita Budnik ... Cleaning Lady Kowalska (as Jowita Miondlikowska)
Lucyna Malec ... Hanna Wlosinska
Katarzyna Paczynska Katarzyna Paczynska ... Ala Wlosinska
Karolina Paczynska Karolina Paczynska ... Ewa Wlosinska
Artur Steranko ... Doctor Rosen
Marian Dziedziel ... Beekeeper Ferek
Magdalena Celówna-Janikowska ... Nikifor's Housekeeper
Ewa Wencel ... Director of 'Zacheta'
Krzysztof Bochenek Krzysztof Bochenek ... Priest
Anna Lopatowska Anna Lopatowska ... Senior Registrar of TB Hospital
Maria Robaszkiewicz Maria Robaszkiewicz ... Lelito
Krzysztof Gordon ... Andrzej Banach
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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Trivia

When the production began, Krystyna Feldman, dressed as a starving tramp, visited one of the oldest spas in Krynica and started begging for food. Visitors complained about a "stinking old man" disturbing spa guests and she was expelled from the area. See more »

Soundtracks

O mnie sie nie martw
Music by Józef Krzeczek
Lyrics by Kazimierz Winkler
Performed by Katarzyna Sobczyk and Czerwono-Czarni
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the angle this film has to be viewed from
17 October 2005 | by bxb_chicagoSee all my reviews

Nikifor was given birth in the stables, by his deaf and mute mother. He had a twin sister, which later has frozen to death. Local Nikifor has inherited his mother's disability by having his tongue-tied to a palate (ankyloglossia), which made him unable to articulate and produce understandable speech, and was partially deaf. He was also illiterate. Various people have given him shelter, he had no birth certificate. From a legal point of view... he simply did not exist. He was raised and lived in an isolation from society, it's standards, and people, who poked fun at a miserable creature. Screen writer, Joanna Kos, in an interview in Gazeta Wyborcza admitted that film should be viewed as a study on humanity, and likened the story to this of an Elijah prophet.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Poland]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Az én Nikiforom See more »

Filming Locations:

Krynica, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,505
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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