I, Tomek

I, Tomek

           I, Tomek
               Genre: Drama
               Prostitution, pimps, border, sex tourism
  Small, sweet and innocent he is. Tomek, still green behind the ears, a passionate amateur astronomer and beyond Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll. This is changing alarmingly fast, when he was first in love and wants to present itself in front of his beloved. Thus, he slips into criminal activities, prostitution, and eventually even to the pimp. Tomek (Filip Garbacz) is fifteen years old and living at the German-Polish border. However, on the eastern side, and his life is of sadness, poverty and lack of vision of the future dominated. Although he regularly visits the youth pastor, and even more hours on that of the astronomy club, as his great passion is the stars and he is unruly on the new telescope is happy with which he could see in a few weeks the Mercury. But his former German teacher Herr Weber (Rolf Hoppe), who heads the astronomy club, the money gets to the desired device will not match. Disappointed Tomek then flees the only disco in the resort, where he met the same age Marta (Anna Kulej know). This seems to be fate is sealed, for the girl he duly turned his head and put him with demands for chic clothes and especially under pressure veneers. This ceramic veneers for teeth are for them the symbol of a successful and luxurious life, and cost a small fortune. Tomek has set his mind to fulfill the wishes of his loved ones and attempts by the sale of asparagus and garden gnomes zusammenzubekommen the money. The yields are only a drop in the bucket, so he decides to borrow the money from his buddy Ciemny (Daniel Furmaniak), who works as a prostitute. But even that can not help him, so that soon gets Tomek, even in the vortex of prostitution inside. More and more he loses his innocent nature and will eventually even pimps. The vicious circle of violence, easy money and unscrupulous begins to mercilessly Tomek to draw together and finally ends in an inferno … That Filip Garbacz, who plays the role of Tomek, should be fifteen years old falls hard to believe. This delicate body, the innocent face to see where not even the idea of a beard is, can hardly be matched with the milieu of prostitution. Yet it is precisely his childlike innocence and that illustrate the misery of the situation. By selecting this young actor who gets in the course of the film actually something wicked and violent, becomes a perversion of the older men shows that are on pubescent boys and also not shy in front of rape is to others in the negative out clearer career Tomek. It is not only the child’s appearance by Filip Garbacz, which gives the figure of Tomek to life, but above all, its highly unusual theatrical performance, which he presented a consistent and more credible than the case of the teenager on the screen. Painful lives with the viewers of the pull of the abyss, not only Tomek but all young people are exposed to this film. Instead of pursuing the dreams of childhood, they catapult themselves into an adult life that leaves them no room for the future. The “I” social drama, Tomek manages with all the brutality that is seen to deliver an evaluation, but can story and pictures speak for themselves. Which remain sustainable and competitive left when leaving the cinema a stale feeling in the stomach … (Silvy Pommerenke)
  Title: I, Tomek Original Title: Swinki Country of production: , Germany, Poland Year of Production: 2009 Length: (# ) 94 (Min.) Distribution: Salzgeber

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