MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,218 this week

Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 529 users  
Reviews: 1 user

An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)

Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nie lubie poniedzialku.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Stars: Marian Kociniak, Janina Boronska, Adam Cyprian
Teddy Bear (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Bareja
Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Barbara Burska, Christine Paul-Podlasky
Night Train (1959)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man, Jerzy, enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something. He has to share sleeping-compartment with a woman who also seems to be on the run. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Leon Niemczyk, Teresa Szmigielówna
Passenger (1963)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz
Stars: Aleksandra Slaska, Anna Ciepielewska, Janusz Bylczynski
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Sylwester Checinski
Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Irena Kwiatkowska, Alina Janowska
Eroica (1958)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son, trying to preserve his skin, ultimately becomes a hero and finds a reason for... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Munk
Stars: Edward Dziewonski, Barbara Polomska, Ignacy Machowski
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Director: John H. Lee
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Falsely accused Warsaw art museum assistant goes into hiding as a woman.

Director: Stanislaw Bareja
Stars: Wojciech Pokora, Jolanta Bohdal, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazimierz Witkiewicz ...
Francesco Romanelli
Zygmunt Apostol ...
Artist
Bogusz Bilewski ...
Driver
Mieczyslaw Czechowicz ...
Thief
Andrzej Gawronski ...
Wladek
Andrzej Herder ...
Cop
Joanna Kasperska ...
Joanna
Juliusz Kalinowski ...
Grandpa
Teofila Koronkiewicz ...
Old Woman
Mitchell Kowall ...
Mroz
Halina Kowalska ...
Marianna
Waclaw Kowalski ...
Technician
Hilary Kurpanik ...
Car Owner
Czeslaw Lasota ...
Technician
Henryk Lapinski ...
Director's Assistant
Edit

Storyline

An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

italian | thief | robbery | policeman | one day | See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 August 1971 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

I Hate Mondays  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A laughable take on Polish society in the Communist era
17 May 2012 | by (Warsaw) – See all my reviews

Nie lubie poniedzialku is a great satire on the Polish reality during the period of harsh Communism. Tadeusz Chmielewski, similarly to another famous comedy director Stanisław Bareja, wanted to present the society and all of its problems in a really exaggerated way.

What may be surprising to some of the viewers is the fact, that even though the movie presents a caricature of the country's situation, there are still some scenes and incidents that could have as well taken place in the 70's.

The movie takes on a truly irreverent tone, as it shows all of the occurring characters as people that may seem totally out of context. Yet, their peculiar behavior beautifully intertwines with the main storyline.

All the events in this film occur on one unlucky Monday. As the title says: 'I hate Mondays'. Because who doesn't? Everything bad always happens at the beginning of the week and it is better to stay at home and wait for the next day, just to avoid any misfortunes.

Here we find an Italian, who through a complex (and really funny) series of events is mistakenly taken for a totally different person. The most amazing fact is that nobody even noticed the he can only speak Italian. However, due to magnificent Polish hospitality he finds himself right in the middle of a big ceremony. And if this wasn't enough, he is also dragged into an affair with a pretty Polish lady.

In order to be able to fully understand all the dialogues, comical situations, and many, sometimes very odd, accidents one has to know even a bit about the history of Poland in the post-war era. It is almost impossible to translate the conversations to English language (or any other) without losing their contextual meaning.

However, if you still want to experience a bit of Polish reality in those very hard times, but experience it with dozens of laughs, be sure to watch Nie lubie poniedzialku. It's definitely one of the best comedies that the country has to offer.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hilarious frogca
Discuss Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?