The Man with the Magic Box

Release date: 20-10-2017
Director: Bodo Kox
written and directed by Bodo Kox director of photography Dominik Danilczyk music by Sandro Di Stefano edited by Milenia Fiedler production design by Wojciech Żogała costume design by Katarzyna Adamczyk make-up artist Agnieszka Hodowana production manager Magdalena Jóźwiak

cast Olga Bołądź, Piotr Polak, Wojciech Zieliński, Sebastian Stanki Stankiewicz, Helena Norowicz, Arkadiusz Jakubik

producers Izabela Igel, Roman Jarosz produced by Alter Ego Pictures co-produced by Vargo Films (Italy), TVN, Studio Produkcyjne ORKA, the Mazovia Film Fund, Harine Films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Kino Świat
colour, 100′
Poland, Italy 2017


In a not so distant dystopian future, Adam escapes from the impoverished part of Warsaw to the New City. With help from a secret society, Adam gets a studio apartment in an old building and finds a job as a cleaner. At work, Adam meets Goria, a beautiful employee in the HR department. He senses an inexplicable bond between them, but she doesn’t treat him seriously. They start seeing each other and end up in bed, but Goria doesn’t want to commit. Meanwhile Adam finds a radio from the 1950s in a secret place in his apartment. When he plugs it in, he discovers that the radio “broadcasts” the past. By listening to the radio Adam finds himself traveling back in time to the 1950s. One day he gets stuck in 1952. When he fails to show up for work, Goria, realising that she has lost true love, decides to find him at all costs.