• Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 93'
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 2002

Gentle Edi and his friend Jurek work as scrap-metal pickers in a grimy urban area. They spend their money on vodka. Interestingly, in the hovel they share at the edge of town, Edi’s most valuable possession is a library of found classics that he keeps in an abandoned refrigerator. Unfortunately, Edi’s literary bent draws the attention of the fearsome brothers, two vulgar and ruthless men, who run various illegal businesses. They demand that Edi tutor their 17-year-old sister Princess, whom they try to keep under lock and key. Princess, however, is not interested in studying. She is having an illicit relationship with an associate of her brothers called Gypsy. When Princess discovers that she is pregnant, she accuses Edi of rape and sparks a painful cycle of revenge and redemption.

  • Awards:
  • 2002 Camerimage – Golden Frog Award
  • 2002 Polish Film Festival Gdynia – Best Cinematography Award; Best Production Design Award; Best Supporting Actor; Critics Award; Special Jury Prize
  • 2002 Warsaw International Film Festival – Grand Prix
  • 2003 Art Film Festival – Don Quijote Plaque – Special Mention; International Film Critics Award
  • 2003 Berlin International Film Festival – Don Quixote Prize; FIPRESCI Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • 2003 Karlove Vary International Film Festival – Philip Morris Award
  • 2003 Molodist International Film Festival – Best Film Award Nomination
  • 2003 Polish Film Awards – Audience Award; Best Supporting Actor Award; Best Film Award; Best Actor Award; Best Director Award; Best Screenplay Award
  • 2003 Sochi International Film Festival – Best Actor Henryk Gołębiewski
  • 2003 Sao Paulo International Film Festival – International Jury Award Nomination
  • 2003 Tibilisi International Film Festival – Silver Prometheus Award
  • 2004 Annonay International Festival of Firts Films – Audience Award

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