|Richard J.Brzostek - 05/01/2007
A fun action/romance/comedy, October 10, 2006
"Fuks" (Lucky Shot) is a fun movie. A young man named Aleks (Maciej Stuhr) has a strong interest in annoying a local mob boss. His other interest is a pretty, young blond woman named Sonia (Agnieszka Krukowna), who works for the mob boss. One night, he steals the mobster's car to give her a ride. This leads to a car chase with the police, making a strong first impression on her. His stunt gets him the attention of a police officer (Janusz Gajos).
Aleks talks Sonia into helping him with a scheme to make a lot of money off her boss. A romance develops between the couple as they get to know each other during the exiting escapades. The story line is not entirely predictable making it more enjoyable.
One of the things I think is great about "Fuks" is that it has a lot to offer. "Fuks" has the right blend of comedy and action to make it suspenseful and entertaining. The acting is convincing, with a special mention to Janusz Gajos. He played his role seriously, with a touch of levity to make the scenes funny. Gajos' performance in "Fuks" demonstrates why he ranks among Poland's most talented actors.
Before making "Fuks" in 1999, director Maciej Dutkiewicz filmed "Noce Graffiti" (Night Graffiti) in 1997, which had a much more serious tone. Although these are his only two feature films from the 1990s, they are both well done and worth watching.
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