The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook

Director: Marcel Sawicki

written & directed by Marcel Sawicki director of photography Monika Woźniak music by Oscar Santos, Michael Gerald Bauer production design by Swan Moon costume design by Maria Konieczna sound Mickey McMullen edited by Cezary Kowalczuk production manager Marcin Oleszczyk

cast Shin Okuda, Shinichiru Shimzu, Brian Azoka, Alpha Takahashi, Fanny Veliz, Phil Lenkowsky

produced by Association of Polish Filmmakers, Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, phone +48 22 845 49 86, e-mail,, co-produced by Opus Film, Łąkowa 29, 90-554 Łódź, phone +48 42 634 55 26, fax +48 42 634 55 49,; TVP Kultura executive producer Opus Film co-financed by The Polish Film Institute producers Jacek Lipski, Łukasz Dzięcioł world sales Association of Polish Filmmakers; Opus Film
Digital Beta, 16:9, colour, 24′

Poland 2008


Young Japanese works as a cook in Japanese jazz-club in Los Angeles. It is just a temporary job while he is waiting for his visa. He fells in love with Mexican girl who doesn’t speak English. He discovers the other side of the city – without beaches, palms and expensive cars.



  • Santiago International Short Film Festival, 2008 – Main Award
  • Polish Film Festival, Gdynia, 2008 – Audience Award in “30 Minutes Programme”

Normal 0 21