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The first fiction feature from documentarian Piotr Trzaskalski is a warm-hearted story about Edi, a homeless scrap-dealer who ekes out a meager living with his simple-minded comrade, Juri, in modern-day capitalist Poland. Edi's prospects improve when he meets two toughs in the liquor business who hire him to look after their beautiful teenage sister. However, this young girl leads a more complicated life than her brothers realize, and Edi gets caught in the middle, with disastrous results.

Henryk Golebiewski's touching performance as the long-suffering Edi distinguishes this film, while Trzaskalski creates a melancholy atmosphere worthy of Robert Bresson or Andrei Tarkovsky, the director's key influences.


Studio Facets Multimedia
SKU 203135940
UPC 670541002247
UPC 14 00670541002247
Format DVD
Release Date 11/28/2006
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Cezary Kowalczuk - Art Director
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski - Actor
Henryk Golebiewski - Actor
Jacek Braciak - Actor
Jacek Lenartowicz - Actor
Krzysztof Ptak - Cinematographer
Piotr Dzieciol - Producer
Piotr Trzaskalski - Director
Wojciech Lemanski - Original Music By
Wojciech Lepianka, et. al. - Writer
ReviewSource Jigsaw Lounge
Review Edi takes its time to establish its characters within vividly realised environments - the feral city and the seductively lyrical countryside - so that when the rather melodramatic story kicks in we're aware that what might seem to be implausible developments are in fact elements in a careful and complex character study. As Golebiewski's powerfully persuasive performance takes centre stage, the plot moves inexorably towards Edi's climactic moral decision - a soberingly dignified act of unexpectedly moving self-sacrifice and redemption.
Reviewer Neil Young
ReviewRating 8
DVD, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Chris Parry, The performances are great, especially that of Henryk Golebiewski.
David Stratton, Variety ...played with stoic grace by Henryk Golebiewski...
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