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EDDIE

Poland, 2002 (MIFF 2003, International Panorama)

Director: Piotr Trzaskalski

Winner of three prizes at the Berlin Film Festival and Poland's 2003 Oscar contender this film belongs to Henryk Golebiewski as Eddie. It's difficult to believe that this wizened, goblin-faced man really isn't homeless in a grim, ruthless modern-day Poland. As his powerfully persuasive performance takes centre stage, the plot moves inexorably towards Eddie's climactic moral decision—a sobering dignified act of unexpectedly moving self-sacrifice.

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