Z odzysku, 2006, 103 min.
Cannes Film Festival
Special Mention by the Ecumenical Jury
Gdynia Polish Film Festival
Best Cinematography for Bogumil Godfrejow and Best Editing for Jaroslaw Kaminski
The hard-hitting and intense story of a 19-year-old, who, in his fight to support the woman in his life and her child, is forced to enter into a world of evil. Brought up without a father, Wojtek lives in Slask, a grey world where it is hard to believe in a future while surrounded by derelict coal mines and poverty-stricken streets. Here, love is even harder to find. Wojtek is in love with an older woman named Katja, a Ukrainian emigrant with a child, and is ready to do anything to ensure her legal right to stay in Poland. However, the world of illegal boxing matches, small time gangsters, and debt retrieval has him cornered. The more he fights for a better life for his girlfriend and her child, the lower he falls. How much will he have to sacrifice to free himself from a world of evil? Can he salvage what is most important?