Mr. Kuka's Advice

Release date: 21-11-2008
Director: Dariusz Gajewski

directed by Dariusz Gajewski written by Dariusz Gajewski, Roland Gugganig, Radek Knapp based on the novel by Radek Knapp director of photography Wojciech Szepel music by Michał Litwiniec, Tomasz Sikora, Paweł Czepułkowski, Gunter Pretzel, Albert Wieder Jr. production design by Nikolai Ritter, Katarzyna Filimoniuk costume design by Monika Buttinger, Dominika Gebel editing by Jarosław Barzan PSM sound by Bettina Mazarkini production manager Wernfried Nattern-Konradi, Janusz B. Czech

cast Łukasz Garlicki (Waldemar), Andrzej Grabowski (Mr Kuka), Anna Przybylska (Ala), Mirosław Zbrojewicz (Arnold), Tomasz Karolak (Mirek), August Diehl (Lothar), Branko Samarovski (Bernstein), Nadia Cameron Blakey (Irina), Łukasz Simlat (hustler), Krista Stadler (mrs Simacek)

produced by Prisma Film (Austria); Opus Film (Poland), Łąkowa 29, 90-554 Łódź, phone +48 42 634 55 00, fax +48 42 634 55 49, +48 508 000 293, www.opusfilm.com producers Ewa Puszczyńska, Heinz Stussak executive producers Piotr Dzięcioł, Mathias Forberg co-producer Thomas Feldkircher co-financing Polish Film Institute distributed by (in Poland) Fundacja Promocji Kina Film Polski, Krakowskie Przedmieście 7, 00-068 Warsaw, phone/fax +48 22 828 11 32, e-mail filmpolski@filmpolski.com.pl world sales Atlas International Film GmbH, e-mail mail@atlasfilm.com
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Digital, 94′
Austria – Poland 2008

 

Twenty-something Waldemar decides to go on holiday abroad to do some sightseeing, and to find a seasonal job. He turns to Mr Kuka, an expert on the West, for advice. Following his suggestion, Waldemar decides to go to Vienna. Equipped with some precious pieces of advice from his mentor, he sets out on a journey. But many surprises are awaiting him…

 

Dariusz Gajewski

Born in 1964. Graduated from the Łódź Film School. Producer of numerous documentaries, and plays for the TV Theatre and Polish Radio Theatre. His feature film debut “Warsaw” was awarded a number of prizes at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

 

Feature films
2002: AlaRm; 2003: Warsaw (Warsaw); 2008: Mr Kuka’s Advice (Lekcje pana Kuki)

Award:

  • The East and the West: Classics and Avant-Gard Orenburg, Russia, 2008 – Best Actor Award for Łukasz Garlicki