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Original title Pręgi
Country of production Poland
original language Polish
Publishing year 2004
length 91 minutes
Director Magdalena Piekorz
script Wojciech Kuczok
production Włodzimierz Otulak
Krzysztof Zanussi
Iwona Ziułkowska-Okapiec
music Adrian Konarski
camera Marcin Koszałka
cut Wojciech Mrówczynski

Pręgi (German: Striemen ) is a Polish film drama from 2004. Directed by Magdalena Piekorz , the screenplay was written by Wojciech Kuczok , who also wrote the template. The film tells the story of Wojciech, who was abused by his father as a child and who has to find his way in life as an adult. Pręgi received several national awards and wassubmittedas a Polish entry to the Oscars 2005 , but not considered.


The film is about a young man named Wojciech Winkler, who is shaped by the experience of being beaten by his father during his childhood. The plot begins in 1984. Since the mother died while giving birth, the father Andrzej Winkler raises the boy. In doing so, he uses sadistic methods. Wojciech is cruelly punished for pranks. When he first falls in love, the girl laughs at him. On the other hand, he is friends with Bartosz, who has stayed by his side over the years. When Wojciech can no longer stand it at home, he runs away one day. The second part of the plot takes place in the present. The boy has become a young man who lives in his own small apartment. While in the Tatra Mountains , he meets Tatiana, with whom he falls in love. He wants to have a relationship with her, but the trauma of his childhood makes it difficult. Ultimately, it turns out he's not ready for it yet.


The film was produced by the Zespół Filmowy “Tor” company, with Non-Stop Film Service and Vision Film Production as co-producers. Additional financial support for the project was provided by Agencja Produkcji Filmowej . The budget was estimated at one million zlotys. Vision Film Production took over the distribution in Poland. Pręgi premiered at the Gdansk Film Festival on September 15, 2004. It was released in theaters on October 8, 2004. In July 2005, Pregi was also shown in theaters in Hungary during the Polish Film Week.


Pręgi received several national awards in 2004 and 2005. The Association of Polish Film Critics named it the best film. At the ceremony the Polish Film Prize was awarded in January Frycz the prize for best supporting actor. The film was also nominated in nine other categories. In 2004 Magdalena Piekorz received the Audience Award and the Golden Lion at the Polish Film Festival Gdynia . There also were Marcin Koszałka for best cinematography and Michal Zarnecki award for the best sound. Agnieszka Grochowska was nominated for the audience award at the 2005 European Film Awards. Pręgi was entered as a Polish entry for the Oscar for best foreign language film at the Oscars 2005 , but was ultimately not nominated.

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Individual evidence

  1. Production information on, accessed on May 12, 2016.
  2. ↑ Theatrical evaluation on, accessed on May 12, 2016.
  3. Awards on, accessed May 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Academie of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, 50 Countries in Competition for Oscar ( Memento of June 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive ), October 22, 2004, accessed on May 12, 2016.