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Cast

  (in credits order)
Piotr Gasowski ... President
Grazyna Wolszczak ... President's wife
Joanna Liszowska ... Kamila Niechcial
Malwina Buss ... Agata
Karolina Lukaszewicz ... Luska
Krzysztof Tyniec ... Maurycy
Cezary Harasimowicz ... Krzysztof Cyran
Tadeusz Szymków ... Jedrus
Krzysztof Banaszyk ... Stach
Hanna Sleszynska ... Iwonka
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Ewelina

Agata Kulesza ... Miecia
Violetta Arlak ... Sylwia
Christine Paul-Podlasky ... Aldona Piesko
Michal Piela ... BORowiec
Tadeusz Wojtych ... Antoni Cichosz-Dziwak
Sebastian Stankiewicz ... Moskit
Michal Wisniewski ... 'Diva'
Michal Piróg ... Joni
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Luska's mother
Pawel Burczyk ... Supervisor
Marek Frackowiak ... Premier
Edyta Herbus ... Reporter
Krzysztof Pyziak ... Reporter
Ewa Trochim ... Matylda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryszard Barycz ... Professor in TV
Alicja Borkowska
Henrik Hjortholm
Marta Kielczyk ... Anchorwoman
Barbara Kobrzynska ... Head (as Barbara Kobierzynska)
Krystyna Kolodziejczyk ... Marylka (as Krystyna Kolodziejczyk-Szyszko)
Janusz Kusmierowski ... Luska's Grandpa (as Jan Kuzmierowski)
Stefan Laudyn ... Curate
Krzysztof Materna ... Rector
Marta Michno ... Moskitka
Jerzy Nasierowski ... Fantom
Daniel Wieleba ... Tv series actor
Rafal Ziemkiewicz ... Journalist
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Directed by
Konrad Aksinowicz 
 
Writing credits
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Cezary Harasimowicz  story

Produced by
Rudolf Biermann .... producer
Andrei Boncea .... producer
Tomás Hoffman .... producer
Misu Predescu .... co-producer
Konrad Stefaniak .... co-producer
Mihai Toderiuc .... executive producer: Media Pro Pictures
 
Original Music by
Marcin Mirowski 
 
Cinematography by
Wojciech Zielinski 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden 
 
Production Design by
Robert Dabrowski 
 
Costume Design by
Eli Calin 
Malwina Wedzikowska 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriela Bustiuc .... makeup artist
Ewa Drobiec .... makeup artist
Dominika Dylewska .... assistant makeup artist
Irena Goc .... hair stylist
Alina Janerka .... assistant makeup artist
Agata Kaczuba-Jasiówka .... assistant makeup artist
Ewa Kowalewska .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joanna Strzelecka .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michal Holubec .... sound re-recording mixer
Blazej Kafarski .... sound
Roman Rigo .... boom operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zuzanna Bellow .... wardrobe
Patrycja Fitzet .... costumer: extras
Agnieszka Petrykowska .... costumer: extras
Olga Turczak .... wardrobe
Malgorzata Zablocka .... costumer
 
Music Department
Angelus .... choir
Janusz Florczyk .... musician: piano
Magdalena Golemberska-Olearczyk .... musician: viola
Robert Jarmuzek .... musician: jazz piano
Malgorzata Kogut-Slanda .... musician: violin
Daniel Kordelewicz .... musician: French horn
Jan Krzeszowiec .... musician: alto flute
Stefan Malek .... musician: English horn
Pawel Maliczewski .... musician: trombone
Bozena Papala .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Rafal Borkowski .... transportation
Andrzej Leoniuk .... transportation
Krzysztof Staluszka .... transportation
Daniel Swierczak .... transportation
 
Other crew
Malgorzata Szymczak .... production coordinator
 

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If only Hillary Clinton..., 19 June 2012
Author: Shamek Stepien from Poland

Garnering almost 90% in popular support president Tomasz Wiecek (Piotr Gasowski) is comfortably heading for a second in office. He has no real rivals to oppose him, so grows increasingly lax and reckless, amongst others having a sexual affair with his assistant Kamila (Joanna Liszowska). This is turn causes a growing divide between him and his family. The bubble finally bursts, when his wife Junona Wiecek (Grazyna Wolszczak) decides that enough is enough and embarks on a presidential campaign opposite her husband.

A comedy, which must have seemed a brilliant idea during the pitch (surprisingly an idea no one in the United States picked up on after the Clinton affair), but is a monstrous dud with severe underlying misogynistic issues. Instead of humour focused on situational drama and a proper story, we are served a helping of absurdity ad infinitum. With outdated humour heavily laden by influence of decades past the absurd is banal and counterproductive. Comedy does base itself strongly on exaggeration, unmasking the inherent absurdities of a given situation or idea . The trick is however not to go overboard (unless you have the imbecilic ingenious touch of Monty Python), else the joke turns on itself to harakiri any potential of laughter. This overdose of extrapolating crammed into "Zamiana" derails the base storyline, while at the same time managing to deliver a chauvinistic undertone - a man losing self-confidence starts turning into a women, while a female finding inner strength and gaining political ambitions starts becoming masculine.

This sexist turn of events pretty much speaks volume about the director. While supposedly jabbing at polish promiscuity and political absurdities, the biggest victim is director Konrad Aksymowicz, who comes off as a bit of a jerk. That said the movie does manage to pull off a relatively crisp and involving culmination, which manages to slightly overt total disaster.

Production value is extremely high, which shows how much money was spitfired into this waste of space. Unfortunately partly sponsored by public money.

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