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The Pawnshop

Directed by: Lukasz Kowalski
Runtime: 1h 21min Certificate: 15
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Directed by: Lukasz Kowalski
Runtime: 1h 21min Certificate: 15
Topics: Personal Stories, Sociopolitical

A delightfully funny portrait of a struggling community in tough economic times, all built around an unforgettable pair of characters.

Jola and Wiesek run Poland’s largest pawnshop – a sprawling space filled floor to ceiling with everything from unwanted goods to prize possessions. Business used to be good, but now they seem to be buying more than they sell – and how many more antlers and ashtrays can they really make space for?

As the bickering duo and their staff embark on a plan to save their profits – a Spring fair, complete with barbecue, fashion show and an auction – director Lukasz Kowalski observes the drama, the humour and the heartache.