How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh?

Release date: 26-12-2008
Director: Juliusz Machulski

written & directed by Juliusz Machulski director of photography Witold Adamek PSC music by Jacek Królik production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Ewa Machulska editing by Jarosław Pietraszek PSM sound by Marek Wronko production managers Paweł Bareński, Ewa Jastrzębska cast Ilona Ostrowska (Zosia), Maciej Marczewski (Jakub), Robert Więckiewicz (Darek, Zosia’s first husband), Danuta Szaflarska (grandmother), Maja Ostaszewska (Lidka, Jakub’s first wife), Katarzyna Kwiatkowska (Marta), Sylwia Dziorek (Florka), Jan Monczka (receptionist), Krzysztof Kiersznowski, Zdzisław Rychter produced by Film Studio Zebra, Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, phone +48 22 845 54 84, fax +48 22 845 65 88, e-mail studio@zebrafilm.pl www.zebrafilm.pl co-produced by Monolith Films, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 10 77, fax +48 22 851 10 79, e-mail monolith@monolith.pl www.monolith.pl; Telekomunikacja Poland; Documentary and Feature Film Studio, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 841 26 83, e-mail dpf@wfdif.com.pl producer Juliusz Machulski executive producer Wojciech Danowski co-financing Polish Film Institute distributed by Monolith Films, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 10 77, fax +48 22 851 10 79, e-mail monolith@monolith.pl www.monolith.pl world sales FS Zebra
35 mm, colour, 118′
Poland 2008

New Year’s Eve 1999. 40-year-old Zosia is a happy wife and mother. Her second marriage to Jakub is very successful, and her daughter from the first marriage adores her stepfather. But Zosia bears a grudge against her fate; why culdn’t she have known Jakub 13 years earlier. Sometimes on New Year’s Eve dreams come true. Zosia wakes up… in May of 1987.But her travel in time has mixed results.Zosia’s first husband is asleep next to her, her daughter has not been born yet, and Poland is engulfed by communism. What can be done so that everything turns out well?

 

Juliusz Machulski
Born in 1955. Director, scriptwriter and producer. Graduated from directing at the Łódź Film School. Studied at Cal-Arts in California, was a lecturer at the Hunter College in New york. Laureate of numerous festival awards; directed some of Polish cult comedies. Co-founder and artistic director of the ZEBRA Film Studio.


Feature films(selected)
1981: Va Banque (Vabank); 1983: Sexmission (Seksmisja); 1985: Va Banque II (Vabank II, czyli riposta); 1987: King Size (Kingsajz); 1989: Déja vu; 1991: V.I.P.; 1992: Squadron (Szwadron); 1995: Girl Guide; 1997: Kiler; 1999: Two Kilers (Kiler-ów 2-óch); 2001: Money Is Not Everything (Pieniądze to nie wszystko); 2002: Blockbuster (Superprodukcja); 2004: Vinci; 2008: How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weight? (Ile waży koń trojański?)