Belcanto

Release date: 09-12-2011
Director: Ryszard Maciej Nyczka

written and directed by Ryszard Maciej Nyczka director of photography Paweł Wendorff music by Janusz Grudziński Xiążę Warszawski (Kult) production design by Krzysztof Baumiller costume design by Agnieszka Kaczyńska, Marlena Skoneczko (theatre costumes) sound by Zofia Gołębiowska production manager Kuba Kosma. cast Cezary Pazura (Mariusz Marzęda), Magdalena Rożczka (Katarzyna Pietrusińska), Piotr Gąsowski (General Ogórcow), Hanna Śleszyńska (guide), Bronisław Wrocławski (circus director), Agnieszka Wosińska (Ogórcow’s wife), Renata Dancewicz (horse farm director), Aleksandra Kisio (Ms Klara), Mariusz Czajka (hairdresser), Lech Dyblik (policeman) produced by Anima-Pol, ul. Łąkowa 29, 90-554 Łódź, tel. +48 42 661 97 05, tel./fax +48 42 681 27 95, e-mail: info@animapol.pl www.Animapol.pl co-produced by Canal+; Wytwórnia Filmowa Czołówka; Digital Lab producer Jadwiga Wendorff co-producers Paweł Mossakowski, Paweł Śmietanka co-financing Polish Film Institute distributed by Vivarto & Art-House, biuro: ul. Franciszkańska 8 lok. 2, 00-214 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 826 60 48, www.vivarto.pl world sales open.

HD, colour, Dolby Digital, 90′
Poland 2009

It’s 1966, in a small town in Pomerania. Marzęda, a provincial tenor and the town’s favourite who is always singing at official ceremonies and church celebrations, loses his job and social position because of a conflict with his neighbour, a local beauty acting as a geisha. His old friend, General Ogórcow, a commander of forces stationed at a nearby airport and an avowed music and alcohol lover, had also experienced the wickedness of women. His third wife has just run away with a counter-espionage agent to West Berlin. Ogórcow decides that he will personally drop two atomic bombs on West Berlin to bury this wicked world…

Ryszard Maciej Nyczka
Born in 1958. A graduate from the Law Department at the University of Warsaw, studied scriptwriting at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School, and attended “Studio Prób” at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. A director, screenwriter, producer, and author of awarded independent films.

Feature films
Honor dla niezaawansowanych (1995 – TV series), Kobieta z papugą na ramieniu (2002), Siedem przystanków na drodze do raju (2003), Mało upalne lato (2004), Park tysiąca westchnień (2004), Fortuna czyha w lesie (2005), Belcanto (2009)

 

Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza

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