AKA: Bez Wstydu
Directed by: Filip Marczewski
Starring: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (Tadzik), Agnieszka Grochowska (Anka), Anna Prochniak (Irmina), Maciej Marczewski (Andrzej)
Country: Poland; Effed Up European Movies
Language: Polish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Polish Cinema
Genres: Siblings, Incest, Racism, Neo-Nazis
Plot – Spoilers:
A Polish student, Tadzik, is visiting his sister (by a common mother), Anka, for whom he feels love and lust but also shame for those very feelings. So when Anka opens the door, Tadzik, who has just decked himself up to smell good, feels ashamed to look at her when he notices she’s topless.
Over the next few days, Anka tries to remain distant from him, treating him like a harmless little kid she knows won’t cross certain lines and regaling him with the virtues of her newest boyfriend, a local neo-Nazi leader. It’s an almost desperate attempt by her to prove she holds no reciprocal feelings for Tadzik that she might have once had. But this only fuels Tadzik’s jealousy and when Anka’s electricity is cut off due to non-payment, he sees it as an opportunity to be the traditional man who’ll take care of her. There’s also an angle of a Romani girl who fancies Tadzik that serves to highlight issues of racism but also Tadzik’s obsession with his sister that colors his empathy and relationships with others.