Sztuczki (Tricks)

Andrzej Jakimowski
Poland
95 min
2008
Sztuczki
Synopsis: 

The story of ‘Tricks’ is told from a child’s-eye view. The director focuses on Stefek, a six-year-old boy, and his sister Elka, 17. It is the school holidays, and the little boy is at a loose end; he tags along behind his sister, who works in a bar in the evenings and spends her days preparing for a job interview with a large international company. One day, on a station platform, they catch sight of their father, who abandoned the family when Stefek was born. The boy takes destiny into his own hands: he sets in motion a chain of events which he thinks will bring him closer to his father. Things go wrong, but Stefek does not lose hope; he tries all kinds of tricks, culminating in the most risky one of all...

Screenplay: Andrzej Jakimowski
Cinematography: Adam Bajerski
Editing: Cezary Grzesiuk
Music: Tomasz Gassowski
Sound: Maria Chilarecka, Aleksander Musialowski
Art direction: Ewa Jakimowska
Costumes: Aleksandra Staszko
Cast: Damian Ul (Stefek), Ewelina Walendziak (Elka), Tomasz Sapryk (Father of Stefek and Elka), Rafal Guzniczak (Jerzy), Iwona Fornalczyk (Mother of Stefek and Elka), Joanna Liszowska (Violka), Andrzej Golejewski (Homless), Grzegorz Stelmaszewski (Turek), Simeone Matarelli (Leone), Krzysztof Lawniczak (Trunck man), Roman Baranowicz (Pigiel), Katarzyna Koleczek (Girl from bar), Dorota Wierzbicka-Matarelli (Espedientka sprzatajaca), Krystyna Dmochowska (Ekspedientka 'Królowa'), Maciej Stepniak (Zbyszek)
Producer: Andrzej Jakimowski, Ewa Jakimowska
Production: Zjednoczenie Artystów i Rzemieślników Sp. z o.o.WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
Distribution: Kino Świat (PL)Nederlands Film Museum Distributie (NL)KMBO (FR)Benelux Film Distributors (BE)Sherlock Films (ES)Kool (Filmagentinnen) (DE)Filmladen (AT)New Wave Films (UK)
World sales: M-Appeal