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Personnel (1975)

Personel (original title)
Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliusz Machulski ... Romek Januchta
Irena Lorentowicz Irena Lorentowicz ... The set designer
Wlodzimierz Borunski ... The technical manager
Michal Tarkowski ... Sowa the tailor
Andrzej Siedlecki Andrzej Siedlecki ... Himself
Tomasz Lengren ... Roman's template puncher
Tomasz Zygadlo ... The youth organisation chairman
Janusz Skalski Janusz Skalski ... The head dressmaker
Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleska Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleska ... The girl on the train (as Krystyna Wachelko)
Ludwik Mika Ludwik Mika ... The theatre director
Wilchelm Klonowski Wilchelm Klonowski ... The tailor
Jan Toronczak Jan Toronczak ... The tailor
Jan Zielinski Jan Zielinski ... The tailor
Edward Ciosek Edward Ciosek ... The tailor
Henryk Sawicki Henryk Sawicki ... The ballet master
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Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist, named Siedlecki, who does not like the final result and takes his problems on Sowa and Romek who defends him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

13 January 1976 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Personnel See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Semi-biography of the young Kieslowski
21 July 2006 | by ntimdbSee all my reviews

This is the most overtly biographic film amongst the works of the great Krzysztof Kieslowski, since Kieslowski was a very private and reserved person as I perceived him.

In "Personel", Romek Januchta was his alter-ego, bot just bore great resemblance to the director especially when he wore glasses(to see more clearly, when he was not a new-comer anymore), he worked in the theatre in the wardrobe department just as Kieslowski did. This film is rare chance to have a glimpse of the first half of Kielslowski's life other than it was told in books and interviews.

Probably the first interesting feature of the director, after he had made many commissioned documentary and excellent shorts. The shy, reticent, love-longing boy/boyish man(in a way a rebel under the boy-next-door disguise) is a favorite of his since "Tramway", the character is differed in the following films like "The Calm", and comes to its perfection in "A Short Film about Love".

The film remarkably looks like the mockumentaries of the recent years, ahead of its time, it is not so far-fetched comparing it to "Extras", since it also looks into the less glorious side of Showbiz and shares its poignancy and dark humor. (In season one, "Extras" has a episode about Ricky Gervais' Andy wants to flatter a producer so that he would give a part to him. In the flaunty speech made by the producer, he mentioned the white-clothed man is missing in two episodes of "Decalogue").

A must-see for any admirer of Kieslowski.


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