Feature film by Yurek Bogayevicz, 2001. A psychological drama, a story set in the times of German occupation about the complicated fates of Poles Jews, the times of Holocaust seen from the perspective of children...
Boże skrawki / Edges of the Lord is a psychological drama, a story from the times of German occupation about the complicated Polish and Jewish fates, the times of Holocaust seen from the perspective of children. Yurek Bogayevicz graduated in 1971 from the Faculty of Acting of the National Academy of Theatre in Warsaw and emigrated from Poland to Hollywood. He realised a film about Romek, a boy from a Jewish family, hiding as a peasant child. Bogayevicz inspired the scenario from the childhood diaries and memories of adults from that period.
It is 1943. A Polish peasant, Gniecio, saves a 12 years old Jewish boy from the ghetto by taking him away in a potato bag. He tires to create for him conditions to survive the war in his house. Romek makes friends with the children of his rescuer, those from the neighbourhood and with the local priest. However, another peasant Kluba and his son, the Worm (Robal) know about the origins of the boy. It seems that in spite of the constant danger, Romek will survive the "inhuman" times.
- Boże skrawki / Edges of the Lord. Written and directed by: Yurek Bogajevicz, director of photography: Paweł Edelman, music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, set design: Mayling Cheng, and Ewa Skoczowska. Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Małgorzata Foremniak, Olaf Lubaszenko, Andrzej Grabowski, Ola Frycz, and others. Cinema premiere: October 12, 2001. Production: USA - Poland 2001