Episodes from the last few years in the life of iconic Silesian poet Rafal Wojaczek. His provocative and scandalous life as well as tragic premature death made him a true literary legend.

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Rafal Wojaczek
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Teresa
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Wiktor Sierpien
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Hornacka
Miroslawa Lombardo ...
Rafal's Mother
Jan Bógdol ...
Rafal's Father
Andrzej Wojaczek ...
Neurologist
Jan Skrzek ...
Gravedigger
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Edward Stachura
Janusz Styczen ...
Himself
Pawel Fesolowicz ...
Ciechonski
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Zatyczka
Andrzej Chlapecki ...
Master of Ceremony
Maciej Melecki ...
Sandauer
Marek Kiedron ...
Ryszard Milczewski-Bruno
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The short and tragic life of Silesian poet Rafal Wojaczek, who used to live the way he wrote and to write the way he lived. He constantly rebelled against the dull 1960s reality by causing scandals, drinking heavily, getting naked in public and leaving restaurants through the window. His legendary poems and suicidal death at the age of 27 made him a literary icon of the doomed generation. Written by Anonymous

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Rafal Wojaczek: An angel came to us, all black, and said: You Poles, you fools! And he looked like, instead of a face He had living, unbroken stone.
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dark and haunting
26 August 2002 | by (Fort Worth, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to be able to see this film in Berlin, with director/co-writer Lech Majewski present. As a fan of "Basquiat" it was interesting to compare the chaos of Wojaczek's life to Basquiat's. This is a dark story, filmed appropriately in black and white about a Polish poet and his love/hate relationship with his life and the people in it.


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