Tricks
Filmfest 2009

German Age Rating

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FSK: Recommended for children ages 0 and up Six-year-old Stefek is out to challenge fate. He believes that the chain of small events he has set in motion will bring him closer to his father, who walked out on his mother. His sister Elka, 17, helps him learn how to bribe fate with small sacrifices. At a decisive moment, however, they have nothing precious to offer up. In his game with fate, Stefek decides to raise the stakes dangerously high... Production notes TRICKS could have been a drama. The bittersweet tone of the movie is also what gives it its charm: The dialogue is very witty and the kid's character is charming. The tension arising in the background could equally lead to a happy or an unhappy ending. The utterly poetic sequence that concludes the film is a perfect answer to this dilemma. Gregory Valens, www.hollywoodreporter.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Rafał Guzniczak, Tomasz Sapryk, Iwona Formalczyk

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Director: Andrzej Jakimowski