Lukasz Kowalski
The Pawnshop
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The Pawnshop

The Pawnshop

Lukasz Kowalski

2022
81 min.
Poland
Polish
Subtitles: Catalan

A moving story, full of wacky humor, about people who struggle to survive while helping those in greater need.

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Show
Direction
Lukasz Kowalski
Sound
Katarzyna Szczerba
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Anna Mazerant, Lukasz Kowalski, 4.30 Studio
Co-production
Canal+ Poland, Silesia Film Institute
Original title
The Pawnshop
Script
Lukasz Kowalski
DOP
Stanislaw Cuske
Music
Krzysztof Janczak
Editing
Adriana Fernandez Castellanos, Filip Kowalski, Jakub Darewski i Kosma Kowalczyk
Synopsis

Jola and Wiesiek are a pair of eccentric businessmen from Bytom. Together with their three employees they run probably the biggest pawnshop in Europe. However, the time of its glory has passed with the closure of nearby mines and growing unemployment in the city. Deprived of a livelihood, the inhabitants of "Polish Detroit" pawn increasingly absurd and useless objects. Neither Wiesiek's crazy marketing ideas nor Jola's tender heart can help the failing business. She supports her clients not only with a kind word but also with hot soup or a warm blanket. Although the pawnshop brings losses, it becomes an important center of life for the local community. Soon, however, it finds itself on the brink of bankruptcy, and Jola and Wiesiek's relationship is put to the test. With disaster looming, the owners make one last attempt to save their business and their love.

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Lukasz Kowalski

Lukasz Kowalski

Director

Lukasz Kowalski - director, journalist, creator of television programmes.ÊHe graduated from the Depa...

Lukasz Kowalski
The Pawnshop
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