Poslizg (1972)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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This ironic Polish film tells the story of a charming scoundrel. Marek is a high-school dropout and a bit of a hoodlum. Still, he is quite charming. He earns his money by taking pictures and is not above using some of them for blackmail. After he and his girlfriend witness a collision between a child on a sled and a hit-and-run driver, the opportunistic Marek comes up with a worthy scheme. To re-create the mishap to his advantage, he secures a doll to a similar sled and rigs it up to be hit by a car while he photographs the scene. Sure enough, the car drives away from the scene, and Marek has a blackmail photo. The payoff Marek wants is modest enough: he only wants to borrow the owner's car for a few days. It is with this car that Marek is served his ironically tragic comeuppance.

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blackmail, charm [personality], collision, delinquency, dropout, hit-and-run, photography, witness