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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".


Krzysztof Krauze


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


Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

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Biography | Drama



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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


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 »


Gdy mi ciebie zabraknie
Music by Jerzy Abratowski
Lyrics by Kazimierz Winkler
Vocal performed by Ludmila Jakubczak
Music performed by Orkiestra Taneczna PR
Conducted by Edward Czerny
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unsympathetic and incomplete
6 February 2006 | by s33a2d17See all my reviews

I can only imagine that this movie is funny or touching to those who know the artist. I did not, however, and found the movie greatly lacking content, depth... and art.

What we see is only the very last part of Nikifor's life. We do not see his youth, how he got to be an artist, who inspired him, how he worked, nothing at all, no background is given. We hardly see any of his work, except during the closing credits. The actress depicting Nikofor makes him look surly, unlikeable and even dim-witted at times, and she does so with over the top acting, as if she is mainly focused on playing a male role instead of playing the artist.

Yes, this movie has won awards. But I can't imagine why. We get no insight into the character of Nikifor at all, and thus, it was a waste of my time.

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