The Collector

Release date: 07-10-2005
Director: Feliks Falk

directed by Feliks Falk written by Grzegorz Łoszewski director of photography Bartosz Prokopowicz music by Bartłomiej Gliniak production design by Anna Wunderlich costume design by Małgorzata Braszka edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański sound by Maria Chilarecka-Barczyńska, Andrzej Musiałowski production manager Paweł Gabryś

cast Andrzej Chyra (Lucjan Bohme), Małgorzata Korzuchowska (Anna), Kinga Preis (Gosia), Grzegorz Wojdon (Jasiek), Jan Frycz (Chudy), Sławomir Orzechowski (Wiśniak), Marian Dziędziel (Horst), Marian Opania (Chełst), Mieczysław Grąbka, Dariusz Kowalski (Zenke), Krzysztof Dracz (Romański), Małgorzata Ząbkowska (Horstowa), Juliusz Krzysztof Warunek (Bednarek), Paweł Iwanicki (Abramow), Cezary Łukaszewicz (Marczak), Katarzyna Żak (Kasia), Dariusz Maj, Włodzimierz Dyła (worker), Halina Bednarz (Chudy’s wife), Ewa Biała (Romański’s wife), Krystyna Rutkowska-Ulewicz (cleaning lady), Ula Bogucka (Alinka), Maciej Sosnowski

produced by Telewizja Polska, Canal+ Polska, Studio Filmowe (d. Zespół Filmowy) Perspektywa, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych producer Janusz Morgenstern co-producer Paweł Mossakowski, Włodzimierz Niederhaus, Andrzej Serdiukow co-financed by Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Agencja Scenariuszowa distributed by ITI Cinema
colour, 93′
Poland 2005

 

Lucjan Bohme is a debt collector in Wałbrzych area. Poverty and unemployment provide Lucjan a lot of work. He is an incorruptible, efficient collector, excellent at his job, which automatically puts him in the position of an enemy of society, as he ruthlessly collects the debts of its members. It is a story of a converted sinner.

 

Feliks Falk
Born in 1941. Film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, painter, graphic designer. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Łódź Film School. One of the founders of the Cinema of Moral Concern movement. Winner of multiple awards at various film festivals. Member of the European Film Academy.

 

Filmography (as director; selected works):
1975: At the Height of Summer (W środku lata); 1977: Top Dog (Wodzirej); 1979: Chance (Szansa); 1981: Był jazz (And All That Jazz); 1984: The Idol (Idol); 1986: Hero of the Year (Bohater roku); 1989: Capital, or How to Make Money in Poland (Kapitał, czyli jak zrobić pieniądze w Polsce); 1991: Game Is Over (Koniec gry); 1994: Summer of Love (Lato miłości); 1995: Far from the Other (Daleko od siebie); 2005: The Collector (Komornik); 2009: Case Unknown (Enen); 2010: Joanna