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In the tradition of existential moral parables like Vittorio De Sica‘s Ladri di biciclette or more recently the Dardenne brother‘s Rosetta and Laurent Cantet‘s Ressources humaines, Fabicki‘s Retrieval starts at a point in the protagonist‘s life, when work becomes a conditio sine qua non for survival, while morals appear a luxury that not everyone can afford: Wojtek has to choose between necessary work and seemingly unnecessary ethics. This conflict between wanting the right and doing the wrong thing is dramatically presented as what might be called an inverse Bildungsroman: time passes, and Wojtek is increasingly intrigued by wealth and power. (Maya McKechneay)

Competition Fiction 2007
Slawomir Fabicki
Poland 2006
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sławomir Fabicki, Denijal Hasanović, Marek Pruchniewski
Cinematography Bogumił Godfrejów
Editing Jarosław Kamiński
With Antoni Pawlicki, Nataliya Vdovina, Jacek Braciak, Dmytro Melnychuk, Michał Filipiak, Wojciech Zieliński
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