It’s the early ‘90s. 14-year-old Tomek lives with his mother in government housing in Wrocław. Like many of his friends, he grows up without his father, Alek, who moved to the United States to earn more money. But one day Alek shows up out of the blue at the family flat. Tomek starts getting things that have a distinct Western flavor: a color TV, Legos, Nike trainers and his ultimate dream: a VCR. But the initial enthusiasm and happy times together as a family don’t last long. Alek's alcoholism becomes more and more apparent, affecting the harmony of his family. Joy turns to fear; serenity gives way to constant uncertainty. For Tomek this means the end of childhood innocence and a painful transition into adulthood. Konrad Aksinowicz's deeply personal film is a moving story about the destructive power of alcoholism, but also a tender, nostalgic look at the colorful reality of Poland in the 1990s. Made with great attention to detail and featuring the astonishing acting transformations of Maciej Stuhr and Weronika Książkiewicz.
Maciej Stuhr, Weronika Książkiewicz, Teodor Koziar, Katarzyna Warnke, Sebastian Stankiewicz