Million Dollars

Release date: 13-05-2011
Director: Janusz Kondratiuk

directed by Janusz Kondratiuk written by Janusz Kondratiuk, Dominik W. Rettinger director of photography Piotr Lenar music by Leszek Możdżer production design by Marek Zawierucha costume design by Katarzyna Morawska make-up by Iwona Karpińska, Anna Dowhań edited by Marcin “Kot” Bastkowski PSM sound by Wiesław Znyk production manager Marek Bączyk

cast Kinga Preis (Bożenka), Tomasz Karolak (Stasinek, Bożenka’s Husband), Jakub Gierszał (Pawełek), Joanna Kulig (Zuzanna), Hanna Konarowska (Matylda), Andrzej Grabowski (Tomuś), Rafał Mohr (Walduś), Barbara Krafftówna (Hanna Walczak), Joanna Bartel (Senior Citizen’s Club Manager), Krzysztof Materna (Bank Manager), Bohdan Łazuka (Lame Man), Jiri Pomeje (Arek), Joanna Kurowska (Bank Branch Manager)

produced by Profilm Film Agency, Al. Niepodległości 809a, 81-810 Sopot, phone +48 58 524 73 72, fax +48 58 524 73 70, e-mail sekretariat@profilm.com.pl www.miliondolarow.com.pl co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distribution & world sales Profilm Film Agency

Red One K, colour, Dolby Digital, 107′

Poland 2010

 

Bożenka works as a clerk at a major bank. She believes that in order to really live, you have to buy, buy, buy. But there’s never enough money! Another reason for Bożenka’s frustration is her husband Stasinek, who should be “a passionate lover of the world’s most beautiful woman”, but is in fact just your average lazy loser. One day she gets the opportunity of a lifetime. As fate would have it, Bożenka’s neighbour, an elderly lady who lives alone, inherits a million dollars, and dies right afterwards. Bożena and Stasinek can almost taste the millionaire’s life… A comedy drama about the small things in life, the big money, and the many absurdities of today’s world.

 

Janusz Kondratiuk

Born in 1943. Graduate of film directing at the Łódź Film School. Directedmany television films and several series. His features The Voice (Głos, TV), and The Golden Fleece (Złote runo) received awards at film festivals.

 

Feature Filmography (selected works): 1974: Heads Full of Stars (Głowy pełne gwiazd); 1982: The Claquer (Klakier); 1996: The Golden Fleece (Złote runo); 2010: Million Dollars (Milion dolarów)