written & directed by Jerzy Stuhr director of photography Paweł Edelman production design by Monika Sajko costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka music by Adrian Konarski producer Piotr Dzięcioł produced by Opus Film co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Vue Movie Distribution
cast Jerzy Stuhr (Jan Bratek), Maciej Stuhr (Jan Bratek in youth), Małgorzata Dobrowolska (Jan’s mother), Magdalena Boczarska (Jan’s mother in youth), Sonia Bohosiewicz (Renata Bratek, Jan’s wife), Janusz Gajos, Barbara Horawianka, Cezary Kosiński, Violetta Arlak, Wojciech Malajkat, Ireneusz Czop, Piotr Głowacki
B&W, colour, 101′
An attempt at depicting the life of a generation born and raised in communist Poland; a generation that lived through all the stages of that system and made it to democracy. Throughout his life, the film’s protagonist has always tried to be active, but something always got in his way, either through an absurd coincidence, as a result of his own lack of ability, or due to the unpredictible nature of certain events in our recent history.