MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 81,263 this week

Day of the Wacko (2002)
"Dzien swira" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 June 2002 (Poland)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 4,946 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 2 critic

24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 27 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Day of the Wacko" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Day of the Wacko (2002)

Day of the Wacko (2002) on IMDb 8.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Day of the Wacko.
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pigs (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Marek Kondrat, Cezary Pazura
The Debt (1999)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Krauze
Stars: Robert Gonera, Jacek Borcuch, Andrzej Chyra
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Marek Piwowski
Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Jolanta Lothe, Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Sylwester Checinski
Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Irena Kwiatkowska, Alina Janowska
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Kinga Preis
King Size (1988)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A comedy. The story follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Jacek Chmielnik, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Stars: Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski
Nothing Funny (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marek Koterski
Stars: Cezary Pazura, Marek Kondrat, Ewa Blaszczyk
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Olaf Lubaszenko
Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Cezary Pazura, Michal Milowicz
The Wedding (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Marian Dziedziel, Tamara Arciuch, Iwona Bielska
Kiler (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An innocent cab driver Jurek Kiler is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Cezary Pazura, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Jerzy Stuhr
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Olaf Lubaszenko
Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Karolina Rosinska, Michal Milowicz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marek Kondrat ...
Janina Traczykówna ...
Matka
Andrzej Grabowski ...
Sasiad
Michal Koterski ...
Syn Sylwus
Joanna Sienkiewicz ...
Byla zona
Monika Donner-Trelinska ...
Ela
Aleksander Bednarz ...
Sasiad z dolu
Zbigniew Buczkowski ...
Dozorca koszacy trawnik
Dorota Chotecka ...
Wlascicielka psa w pociagu
Maria Ciunelis ...
Wariatka w pociagu
Krystyna Czubówna ...
Spikerka
Bozena Dykiel ...
Wlascicielka psa
Piotr Fronczewski ...
Lekarz w TV
Anna Gornostaj ...
Klientka w kiosku
Joanna Jedrejek ...
Dziewczyna reklamujaca 'wyciag z fiuta'
Edit

Storyline

It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man who hates his life, other people and ultimately himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 49 year-old teacher who reads poetry during school lessons and later goes home swearing and calling his neighbours' names. The worst pain for him is the next 5 minutes of living. He doesn't accept himself and even everyday contacts with others cause his aggression. Though constantly dreaming of a romantic love, he is not bold enough to make his dreams come true. Written by PL

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dreaming | school | pain | fear | hate | See All (382) »

Taglines:

To be, kurwa, or not to be ("To be, for fuck sake, or not to be")

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

A bolond egy napja  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The protagonist's son is played by the director's real-life son Michal Koterski. See more »

Goofs

When we see the dog shitting under Adam's balcony, it firstly does it on thick, green grass but in the later scene when the dog is with a woman, it stands on bare ground without any grass. See more »

Quotes

Adam Miauczynski: I'm afraid of the night. Maybe not, but I can't go to bed. Even tired and sleepy, i feel anxious. Why must this day end? Will nothing else happen? Before I go to bed, when evening approaches, I will pray to God in Heaven for the worst for my neighbor! I ask God to give him hell. Who am I? I'm a small pole, angry, envious and evil. What's my sign? Big bloody eyes. I pray to God, Mary and Josef to destroy that motherfucker, my neighbor and countryman, my fucking enemy. Make them burgle his garage...
See more »

Connections

References Pigs (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An great movie, must see
28 March 2004 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

Dzien Swira ( Day of the freak) is Koterski's latest addition to an already impressive portfolio. Like his other semi-autobiographical move titled Nic Smiesznego ( nothing funny), Dzien Swira records the inner dialogue & the prose of a single day in the life of Adam Miauczynski, a character based on M. Koterski. Miauczynski, like Koterski, is an compulsive-obsessive, excentric, bitter & disillusioned individual caught in Poland's post communist reality, a reality as Ill suited to him as the communist one was. One of the reasons why Koterski's work is either loved or intensly disliked by Poles, is the painfully acurate description of polish hell, made all the more vivid by his insistance on showing the trivial & at the same time essential moments of daily life in excruciating detail. life is all the more hell when the damned are aware that life could be different, and this is what makes Miauczynski's suffering all the more real. A number of the scenes are classics, unequalled by any of Koterski's contemporaries, especially the scenes depicting Miauczynski's relationship with his son, the senate, train toilet and street demonstration scenes.

It is unfortuante for the western viewer that the context & language of the film make it very difficult to translate adequatly, refering as it does to polish classical literature, contemporary culture and nigh-untranslatable street slang, the contrast being all the more vivid, since Miauczynski is a Polish literature lecturer obsessed with what he percieves to be the decay of the language he loves.

If I were to compare Koterski to any western director, it would be to Britain's Mike Leigh. An insane Mike leigh with an infectious sense of humour & a penchant for social commentary.

All in all, This is Koterski's finest work to date, perhaps the finest Polish film in the last 5 years. My rating is a solid 8/10


23 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
probably the best from polish filmography.. lolami
What could you most relate to? hannahp30
Hi's 49 not 44 (there is error in Summary) Corect it kurt1980-598-875390
Discuss Day of the Wacko (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?