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Release Date:
7 June 2002 (Poland) See more »
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Tagline:
To be, kurwa, or not to be ("To be, for fuck sake, or not to be")
Plot:
It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely outstanding! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Marek Kondrat ... Adas
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'
Jan Jurewicz ... Polityk
Joanna Kurowska ... Kobieta wychodzaca z supermarketu
Piotr Machalica ... Psychoanalityk
Andrzej Mastalerz ... Wariat w pociagu
Zofia Merle ... Wlascicielka psa w windzie
Cezary Pazura ... Facet na ulicy
Anna Powierza ... Uczennica Adasia
Anna Przybylska ... Policjantka
Jacek Rózanski ... Grajek pod oknem
Tomasz Sapryk ... Polityk
Krystyna Tkacz ... Klientka w kiosku
Maciej Tomaszewski ... Lekarz
Marcin Tronski ... Polityk
Anna Wojton ... Wlascicielka psa-inwalidy
Ewa Zietek ... Urolog
Cezary Zak ... Dentysta
Leszek Abrahamowicz ... Sluchajacy polityków
Katarzyna Ankudowicz ... 'Kura' w pociagu
Violetta Arlak ... Matka w pociagu
Piotr Bala ... Pilkarz
Malgorzata Bereza ... Córka policjantki
Andrzej Beja-Zaborski ... Polityk rozdzierajacy flage (as Andrzej Beya-Zaborski)
Waldemar Czyszak
Malgorzata Fijalkowska ... Punkówa na plazy

Henryk Golebiewski ... Robotnik kolejowy w pociagu
Piotr Grabowski
Janusz Hamerszmit ... Przechodzien
Slawomir Holland ... Robotnik kolejowy w pociagu
Elzbieta Jarosik ... Zakonnica w pociagu
Monika Jarosinska ... Dziewczyna w reklamie (credit only)
Marcin Klepacki ... Chlopak reklamujacy 'wyciag z fiuta'
Violetta Kolakowska ... Dziewczyna reklamujaca 'antyprykator'
Wojciech Kowman
Ireneusz Koziol
Ireneusz Machnicki ... Posel
Wojciech Mecwaldowski ... Pilkarz
Anna Muszynska
Ilona Ostrowska ... 'Kura' w pociagu (as Iwona Ostrowska)
Jacek Piotrowski ... Posel
Barbara Poznanski
Eliza Ryciak ... Dziewczyna reklamujaca sztuczne czlonki
Zdzislaw Rychter ... Robotnik pod oknem
Boguslaw Sar
Katarzyna Skrzypek ... Dziewczyna w reklamie przeciwlupiezowej
Tomasz Sobczak ... Pilkarz
Patrycja Soliman ... Dziewczyna reklamujaca 'Szkorbudent Total'
Cezary Studniak ... Hipis na plazy
Magdalena Wojnarowska ... Dziewczyna na plazy (as Magda Szczerbowska)
Malgorzata Scislowicz ... Pielegniarka
Karolina Trebacz ... Dziewczyna na plazy
Malgorzata Werner ... Dziewczyna w reklamie
Tomasz Wieczerzak ... Chlopak w reklamie przeciwlupiezowej
Maciej Wilewski ... Mezczyzna w reklamie
Katarzyna Zielinska ... 'Kura' w pociagu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dariusz Krysiak ... Mezczyzna zagladajacy do gabinetu lekarskiego (uncredited)
Malgorzata Majewska ... Kobieta modlaca sie na balkonie (uncredited)

Directed by
Marek Koterski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marek Koterski 

Produced by
Jacek Bromski .... co-producer
Zbigniew Kula .... co-producer
Juliusz Machulski .... producer
Jacek Moczydlowski .... executive producer
Wlodzimierz Otulak .... producer
Marek Skladanowski .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jerzy Satanowski 
 
Cinematography by
Jacek Blawut 
 
Film Editing by
Ewa Smal 
 
Production Design by
Przemyslaw Kowalski 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Kostrzewska 
 
Costume Design by
Ewa Krauze 
 
Makeup Department
Dariusz Krysiak .... makeup artist
Monika Mirowska .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dorota Ostrowska-Orlinska .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Malgorzata Adamska .... assistant director
Bruno Borchólski .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cezary Matysiak .... assistant set decorator
Pawel Stachowiak .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Maria Chilarecka .... post-production sound: Studio 2 i Studio cyfrowe B WFDiF
Maria Chilarecka .... sound re-recording mixer: Dolby Digital: Studio 1 WFDiF
Maria Chilarecka .... sound
Tomasz Dukszta .... sound re-recording mixer: Dolby Digital: Studio 1 WFDiF
Mieczyslaw Karwicki .... studio operator: Studio 1 WFDiF
Jan Kozlowski .... studio operator: Studio 1 WFDiF
Leszek Micewski .... studio operator: Studio 1 WFDiF
Aleksander Musialowski .... post-production sound: Studio 2 i Studio cyfrowe B WFDiF
Aleksander Musialowski .... sound re-recording mixer: Dolby Digital: Studio 1 WFDiF
Rafal Pilkowski .... sound assistant
Pavel Stverák .... dolby consultant
Henryk Zastrózny .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Janusz Bykowski .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Markowicz .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marek Baprawski .... second assistant camera
Tomasz Baprawski .... second assistant camera
Jacek Piotr Blawut .... second assistant camera
Andrzej Glacel .... steadicam operator
Zbigniew Jakubowski .... first assistant camera
Marek Modzelewski .... second assistant camera
Jakub Nocek .... second assistant camera
Tadeusz Ostrowski .... second assistant camera
Piotr Szczepanski .... camera operator
Krzysztof Wellman .... still photographer
Henryk Wingert .... generator operator
Lukasz Komisarczyk .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katarzyna Dominiak .... assistant costume designer
Marzena Wardzyk .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ewa Chudzik .... colorist
Jakub Porczynski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marta Broczkowska .... music supervisor
Marcin Majerczyk .... musician: guitar
Henryk Miskiewicz .... musician: saxophone
Pawel Perlinski .... musician: pianio
Andrzej Rewak .... music recordist: Studio "HARD"
Jerzy Satanowski .... musician: synthesizers
Zbigniew Wegehaupt .... musician: bass
 
Other crew
Janusz Budzyn .... title designer
Lukasz Ceranka .... title designer
Jakub Kedzierski .... set manager
Daniel Markowicz .... title designer
Anna Nowacka .... title designer
Monika Zalewska .... script supervisor (as Monika Zalewska-Radzko)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dzien swira" - Poland (original title)
"The Day of the Freak" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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:My dear friend on this journey. You built this dark mound to lead the life of a termite. Protected from the sunlight. Closed in your sad rigid rituals. Even if they make you mad, these rituals became your shield against the winds, the waves, against stars and feelings. Every day you struggle to forget your human condition. The clay you are molded from has dried out and hardened. No one will ever find in you an astronomer, musician, altruist, poet or human who lived for even one day.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Protest Day (2012)See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely outstanding!, 14 July 2006

If you're looking for a comedy to spend some time laughing you've got the wrong movie. This one isn't funny and if there scenes to laugh about it's not because they're "funny" but because they're true.

"The Day of the Wacko" is about one day taken from a life of a underpaid, depressed, Polish language teacher in Warsaw. But it's also about getting old and tired of life that seemed so happy and nice at first and then turned into a total disaster - a disaster that a lot of people getting old (not only in Poland) experience. Another movie about Adas Miauczynski is true to the bone, it tries to picture the confrontation between the idealist dreams that all of us had while being young with reality that, often, is depressing and sad. And it does..."The Day of the Wacko" also makes a few points about us, Polish people (or rather people in general), that we often try to hide or make them go away in our minds. I believe each and every person after watching the movie will feel that this it's, even in a flash, about themselves.

The screenplay, and directing is really good, but the movie would be poor if not for some excellent acting by Marek Kondrat as Adas Miauczynski - he's not excellent, he's absolutely wonderful as a man that considers himself as the lowest of the low. In my opinion this is one of the most universal Polish movies ever made (at least after 1989) and anyone interested in Polish cinema should take a while to see it.

10/10

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