directed by Robert Gliński written by Irena Morawska, Jerzy Morawski director of photography Jan Budzowski music by Marcin Pospieszalski production design by Anna Wunderlich costume design by Agata Culak editing by Krzysztof Szpetmański sound Maria Chilarecka production manager Leszek Pieszko cast Marcin Tyrol (Benek), Mirosława Żak (Danka), Zbigniew Stryj (Eryk), Krystyna Ulewicz (Benek and Eryk’s mother), Magdalena Popławska (Otylia), Andrzej Mastalerz (Chrystusik), Witold Wieliński (Fat) produced by Apple Film Production, Bagatela 10/12, 00-585 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 84 40, fax +48 22 851 84 44, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org co-produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency; Canal+ Polska; EPO Film (Austria) co-financing Polish Film Institute, Media Plus Programme executive producer Violetta Kamińska producers Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wójcik co-producer Dieter Pochlatko distribution Syrena Films
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Stereo Digital, 95′
Poland – Austria 2007
29-year-old Benek decides to start a new life. He takes his severance pay and leaves the coal mine forever, yet his successive attempts to find a new job misfire. When it seems that he hit the bottom, love makes him find the strength and persistence that make the fortune reverses.
- Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2007- Award for Best Supporting Actor (Zbigniew Stryj)
- Tarnów Film Award 2008 – Youth Jury Award (Robert Gliński)
Born in 1952. Director and screenwriter. Graduated from film direction at the National Film School in Łódź. Author of documentaries. Director of theatre spectacles and Television Theatre plays. Laureate of many awards at Polish and international film festivals.
Feature films (selected)
1983: Sunday Pranks (Niedzielne igraszki); 1985: Poisonous Plants (Rośliny trujące); 1988: Swan Song (Łabędzi śpiew); 1992: All That Really Matters (Wszystko, co najważniejsze); 2001: Hi, Tereska (Cześć, Tereska); 2005: The Call of a Toad (Unkenrufe, Wróżby Kumaka), 2007: Benek