Heniek the Dealer

Release date: 01-06-2012
Director: Eliza Kowalewska, Grzegorz Madej

written and directed by Eliza Kowalewska, Grzegorz Madej assistant to the director Anna Kaim director of photography Bartosz Mikołajczyk assistant to the director of photography Paweł Grabowski colour timing by Tomasz Poznański production design by Bartłomiej Dyrcz, Jacek Gruszecki, Paweł Pilarz music by Bartosz Tomaszek, Adam Niedzielin sound by Tomasz Sikora sound mixing by Przemysław Gorlas edited by Marcin Litewka edited in co-operation with Tomasz Jakubiec make-up artists Joanna Pucharska, Samanta Ryżkow graphic design Jarosław Migoń cast Maciej Słota (Maciek), Beata Schimscheiner (Beata), Jacek Milczanowski (Jacek), Tadeusz Hankiewicz (Heniek), Tomasz Grabowski (Nosal), Bogdan Słomiński (CEO), Maciej Półtorak (boss of the mechanics), Marta Honzatko (secretary), Dariusz Starczewski (appraiser), Maciej Małysa (salesman), Jacek Buczyński (monger), Kamila Klimczak (Zosia), Tadeusz Łomnicki (jeweler), Mateusz Janicki (salesclerk) line producers Mariusz Kaleta, Paulina Sobucka production co-operation Bartosz Tomaszek, Agnieszka Płoskoń, Piotr Stachurski produced by EarlGrey, PatronArt, TVN Media School distributed by Spectator

black & white, 71′

Poland 2010

 

The characters in this film are four salespeople in a car salon, whose everyday is a struggle to sell a vehicle. Their lives are determined by their profession, one that requires a constant drive for money. One day, after one of these four salesmen – the title role of Heniek – is arrested for being in a thieving gang, the honesty and ethics of the remaining three are put to the test. As they struggle against their own weaknesses, they discover Heniek’s greatest deception.

 

Eliza Kowalewska

Co-author of the Usterka (2002) and Miasto zbrodni (2003) documentary series, the film Juarez, Mexico (2004), and the Kuchenne rewolucje (2010) television programme. Also made a television series known as Katastrofy górnicze (2007). Heniek marks her feature-length debut.

 

Grzegorz Madej

Director and screenwriter of films and documentary series, including Usterka (2002), Miasto zbrodni (2003), Juarez, Mexico (2004), and Władcy marionetek (2010).