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Tricks (2007)

Sztuczki (original title)
Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with ... See full summary »

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Andrzej Jakimowski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Ul ... Stefek
Ewelina Walendziak Ewelina Walendziak ... Elka
Tomasz Sapryk ... Father of Stefek and Elka
Rafal Guzniczak Rafal Guzniczak ... Jerzy
Iwona Fornalczyk Iwona Fornalczyk ... Mother of Stefek and Elka
Joanna Liszowska ... Violka
Andrzej Golejewski Andrzej Golejewski ... Homless
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski ... Turek
Simeone Matarelli Simeone Matarelli ... Leone
Krzysztof Lawniczak Krzysztof Lawniczak ... Trunck man
Roman Baranowicz Roman Baranowicz ... Pigiel
Kasia Koleczek ... Girl from bar (as Katarzyna Koleczek)
Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli ... Espedientka sprzatajaca
Krystyna Dmochowska Krystyna Dmochowska ... Ekspedientka 'Królowa'
Maciej Stepniak Maciej Stepniak ... Zbyszek
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Storyline

Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with small sacrifices. Tricks and coincidences bring his father back but things go wrong and Stefek tries a very risky trick... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

KMBO [France]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Italian

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Walbrzych, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,272,126
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the truly wonderful Eastern European films
7 August 2009 | by dute-1See all my reviews

One of the truly wonderful Eastern European films. "Sztuczki" beautifully captures the spirit of the small post soviet town. I found it very recognizable as I come from that kind of place myself.

The relationship between reality of that kind of life and dream world is shown subtly and accurately in those characters. "Sztuczki" is a deep film, but the aftertaste is light and positive.

I particularly loved the casting – little boy, his sister, boy with motorcycle, mystery guy from the train platform, neighbors and ordinary passers-by – they all were poetical impersonations of the emotions people deal with in a town like that - boredom, longing, coping with everyday life, affection.

Beautiful filming, writing and acting.


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