Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Collector

Year: 2006
Country: POLAND
Language: Polish
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Collector

Lucek Bohme is the most ruthless debt collector around. A swaggering Polish yuppie, he terrorizes the aging, debt-ridden industrial town of Walbrzych by cruising its mean streets in his black SUV, repossessing some of the citizenry's most cherished items without a hint of remorse. Lucek doesn't even think twice about grabbing a ventilator away from a patient at the town's lone, bankrupt hospital. With the law always on his side, he follows the agency's guidelines to a fault, brandishing his collection warrants like badges of honor. Lucek's most infuriating trait, though, is that he's incorruptible. He adopts the same moralistic high tone whether he's dealing with crooked judges, industry bosses, or common drunks. Soon, though, a former love reappears, and one of his young clients commits an unspeakable act. These events set Lucek on the road to realizing that he's hidden his humanity behind the letter of the law for too long. It remains to be seen whether his attempts at redemption come too late. (In Polish with English subtitles) –-B.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2:30 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 9:30 AM

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 12:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Grzegorz ?oszewski

Feliks Falk

Janusz Morgenstern, Jerzy Buchwald, Doroto Ostrowska-Orli?ska, Andrzej Serdiukow, Pawe? Mossakowski

Bartek Prokopowicz

Krzysztof Szpetma?ski

Principal Cast
Andrzej Chyra, Kinga Preis, Ma?gorzata Ko?uchowska, Marian Opania, Jan Frycz, S?awomir Orzechowski

Film Contact

Polish-American Cultural Center

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