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

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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

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

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

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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 »

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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...
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Best Polish film in quite a while
29 March 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I think it definitely is. Recently Polish films were pretty much always with Olaf Lubaszenko and Cezary Pazura. A decent director/actor pair but nothing special. Their films like "E=mc2" and "Chlopaki nie placza" were funny but rather mundane, just vulgar humor followed by slapstick. It's funny, but you get sick of it after a while. Then there were movies like "Psy" which are Polish wannabe American crime thrillers and action movies. Again they were decent efforts, but not comparable to movies of the same genre from Hong Kong (Hard Boiled) or America (Resevoir Dogs). This film however is a true work of art. Not just made to look cool, but to express a directors point of view. I think it compares to Aronofsky's masterpiece "Pi," in that it's story about a man lost in the search for something. Granted is the fact that this is a very different film than "Pi" in its story, but artistically it's a good achievement for a Polish director who looks like he is on his way to be among Wajda and Kieslowski. 9/10

No MPAA rating. Contains strong profanity


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