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TRICKS (2007)

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• “A poetic gem.” Variety • “A delightful blend of sensitivity, intelligence, humor, and magical realism that transforms the simple truths of childhood into cinematic poetry. A genuinely moving film” Cinscene


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Catalogue No. ACC0118
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723001186
DVD Release Date 16 Apr 2009
Director Andrzej Jakimoski
Producer --
Cast Damian Ul, Ewlina Walendziak
Genre Drama
Rating PG (Mild coarse language and themes)
Run Time 96 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Polish
Special Features --
Quotes • “A poetic gem.” Variety • “A delightful blend of sensitivity, intelligence, humor, and magical realism that transforms the simple truths of childhood into cinematic poetry. A genuinely moving film” Cinscene
Awards • Best Foreign Film Oscar – Poland’s official entry • BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR Andrej Jakimowski - 4th Funchal IFF - Madeira Islands, Prix Cinemas Europa label 2007 - Venice Days 07, Lanterna Magica Award - Venice Days 2007, • Golden Lion of the Best Film and the Best Producer, Best Cinematography Award - Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2007, • Special Jury Award - São Paulo International Film Festival 2007, • Best Actor, Damian Ul - Tokyo International Film Festival 2007

Synopsis
A fatherless boy tries to tempt fate in TRICKS, a pitch-perfect portrait of working-class life in a Polish provincial town--and of growing up as the much younger brother of an adored older sister. The charming, bittersweet narrative unfolds from the point of view of siblings Stefek, 6, and Elka, 18, and Elka's car mechanic boyfriend Jerzy during a sun-drenched summer. Stefek's worldview is shaped by Elka's constant bargaining with destiny, which she attempts to shape in slyly practical, semi-magical ways. Acknowledging, "she knows tricks," the boy experiments on his own. One day, Stefek notices a commuter changing trains who reminds him of his absent father. He structures a risky game with fortune, designed to make the man remain in town and reach his mother's shop.
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