By Jarosław SZODA, Bolesław PAWICA


Drama - Completed 2009

Miracles don't exist. Do they?

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jarosław SZODA, Bolesław PAWICA
    • Writer(s)
    • Mitko PANOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Jarosław SZODA (FABRYKA spółka realizatorów), Bolesław PAWICA (FABRYKA spółka realizatorów)
    • Synopsis
    • The Miracle Seller is a story about highly emotional relationship between STEFAN, a social outcast from eastern Poland and Chechen refugee siblings HASIM and URIKA.
      Stefan is on the way to recovering from the addiction that has ruined his life. When we first meet him, Stefan is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Lourdes in the south of France. His wish is to offer his gratitude to the Virgin for his recovery. For the sake of this mission, he visits homeless shelters, hospitals, and recovery alcoholic programs where he bares witness to his healing. He offers to take their wish-cards to the shrine in Lourdes and thus takes on the responsibility of becoming their confessor and messenger of hope. But the increasing burden of these confessions and the “weight” of the wish-cards pushes Stefan on the verge of collapse.
      Hasim (10) and Urika (13) are ‘children of war’ who have lost their home in Chechnya. They have crossed the Russian-Polish border illegally and are on the run, hoping to make it to France and reunite with their father. They are lost in a foreign land; scared, lonely and in desperate need of help.
      On this journey, Stefan has to overcome his addiction without the help of medicines and doctors and he discovers along the way that the children are his only stronghold. Whatever happens between him and the children on this journey will forever change their lives. Stefan’s all too human vulnerability and openness to reveal his ‘soft spots’ will soften Urika’s heart and transform Hasim from a ‘tough guy’ into a trustful child, recovering at least a part of his lost childhood so that he may put a little trust in ‘others’.
      When Stefan delivers the children to their father, he discovers that Urika has come all the way just to become somebody’s young wife. It’s time to let them live their own life. Stefan leaves for Lourdes