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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 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 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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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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Poland's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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Very disappointing...
20 February 2009 | by sharkies69See all my reviews

Had to walk out on this one at a film festival in Sydney, which is something I rarely do. In terms of story, there's no real conflict to drive this film along. I found it tedious and was not moved at all by the young boy's plight to try and get his father back. Lots of scenes of the boy placing his toy soldiers or coins on the train track. I also didn't understand the whole 'fate' angle.

Anyone looking for a strong story about a boy and his father would be advised to watch the Aussie film Romulus My Father a far superior film to this.

I have no idea why anyone would think this film capable of winning a Best Foreign Film award at the Oscars.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Italian

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Walbrzych, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

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$1,272,126
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1.85 : 1
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