- Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Michal Englert
- Writer: Malgorzata Szumowska; Michal Englert
- Producer: Michal Englert; Viola Fugen; Malgorzata Szumowska; Agnieszka Wasiak; Michael Weber; Mariusz Wlodarski
Is he the second coming or just a masseur with gifted fingers? You decide!
Because...the writer/directors don't give too much away...which is a good thing. Ambiguity reigns supreme in this subtle but punishing attack on the discrepancies of modern-day Poland...with its re-elected homophobic leaders and its bare-faced, shameless [and shameful] flouting of European treatise - expunge this country with its disgusting LGBT-free zones! But that's too vitriolic for this film...this is a far more genteel and gentle approach at vilification - so much so, that many of the jabs will be missed entirely...with the first viewing!
Within this gated community of good and bad tastes lies an unrelenting subtext...everyone is compromised...until they come under the influence of Zenia [a perfectly pitched performance by Alec Utgoff]. An immigrant with a gift...is his 'gift' real...or, is he a conman getting by, trying to survive in a hostile world? Throughout the film, you are bound to change your mind several times.
Nothing is as it seems...it's all just a little bit of magic!
Poland. A masseur from Ukraine enters the daily, dull lives of the wealthy residents of a closed community. In spite of their wealth, these people look sad and bored. The hands of the newcomer heal them, his eyes seem to pierce their souls. To them, that man's Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their childhood. Zhenia, this is his name, will change their lives.