Sun 25 4.00pm
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The Collector (15)

Director: Feliks Falk
Starring: Andrzej Chyra,
Najlepsza Glówna, Rola Kobieca
Poland, 2005, 1 hour 33', subtitles

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The best Polish film for many a year, this is the story of a hard-nosed debt collector and his transformation into a real human being. Luceck, the embodiment of the new capitalist values that are sweeping Poland, mercilessly repossesses anything from vital hospital equipment to a statue of the Virgin Mary. After one particularly heartless episode he realises the error of his ways, but then finds that no one will believe he's a changed man. With superb performances all round, and a streak of mordant black humour, this is an incisive examination of the state of contemporary Poland.

Winner of seven Eagles at the 2006 Polish Film Awards (the Polish BAFTAs), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress

Poland's Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

UK Premiere

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