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Wojaczek (1999)

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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Lech Majewski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krzysztof Siwczyk ... Rafal Wojaczek
Dominika Ostalowska ... Teresa
Andrzej Mastalerz ... Wiktor Sierpien
Elzbieta Okupska ... Hornacka
Miroslawa Lombardo Miroslawa Lombardo ... Rafal's Mother
Jan Bógdol Jan Bógdol ... Rafal's Father
Andrzej Wojaczek Andrzej Wojaczek ... Neurologist
Jan Skrzek Jan Skrzek ... Gravedigger
Robert Gawlinski ... Edward Stachura
Janusz Styczen Janusz Styczen ... Himself
Pawel Fesolowicz Pawel Fesolowicz ... Ciechonski
Andrzej Hudziak ... Zatyczka
Andrzej Chlapecki Andrzej Chlapecki ... Master of Ceremony
Maciej Melecki Maciej Melecki ... Sandauer
Marek Kiedron Marek Kiedron ... Ryszard Milczewski-Bruno
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (Poland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

APF,Filmcontract Ltd.,TVP See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

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 ggazdaSee 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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