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A Man Thing

Poland, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Fiction)

Director: Slawomir Fabicki

Set in contemporary Poland, this is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who attempts to hide the fact that his father beats him. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film.

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