Antitherapy

Director: Bartosz Brzeskot

written & directed by Bartosz Brzeskot director of photography Remigiusz Przełożny production design by Dorota Rakowiecka, Zbigniew Cygler costume design by Martyna Kłos, Beata Jasionek make-up by Martyna Kłos music by Sławomir Kurkiewicz production manager Magdalena Tomanek executive producer Agnieszka Brzeskot producers Paweł Witecki, Michał Jankowski co-producers Bartosz Brzeskot, Agnieszka Brzeskot produced by Mastershot co-produced by Pomeranian Film Fund co-financed by The Polish Film Institute (loan)

cast Krzysztof Pyziak (“Tygrys”), Jan Stawarz (“Szacher”), Cezary Pazura (Marecki), Mariusz Saniternik (Romek), Joanna Kurowska (Lonia), Ewa Kasprzyk (“Hrabina”), Bartosz Żukowski (Łukasz), Anna Januszewska (Iza), Marek Sawicki (DJ Landryna), Adam Kamień (“Mandżur”), Magdalena Waligórska (Iwona), Olga Miłaszewska (Jarka), Piotr Plewa (“Diakon”), Michał Wójcik (“Kaznodzieja”), Violetta Arlak (“Megasucz”), Jerzy Kryszak (“Profesor”), Agnieszka Brzeskot (“Wyniosła”), Bartłomiej Firlet (Heniek), Ewa Nawrocka (“Babka Hortensja”), Igor Chmielnik (Karol), Grzegorz Peksa (“Przecinek”), Marek Wywioł (“Kropka”), Bartosz Brzeskot (Gurudev), Lech Dyblik (Czesław), Sławomir Sulej (Szczepan), Wojciech Broda-Żurawski (Zdzisław)

colour, 105′
Poland 2013

 

Tygrys, a forty-year-old film director, lives life to the fullest, certainly not refraining from alcohol and cocaine. He has many wonderful friends and an endless array of adoring women. But whenever he sobers up, his buddies are gone, and the women prove to be reluctant to give him unconditional love; all that remains is a throbbing hangover. His alcoholic binges eventually land him in a court of law, and then he no longer has a choice: he has to go into therapy. He goes to his anti-alcohol treatment, hoping to receive a solution that will make all his problems disappear. Unfortunately the therapist staff has only one goal: to scam the poor patients for as much money as possible. Tygrys decides to stand up for the rest of his group.