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Day of the Wacko (2002)

Dzien swira (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 June 2002 (Poland)
24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Director:

Marek Koterski

Writer:

Marek Koterski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Joanna Jedrejek ... Dziewczyna reklamujaca 'wyciag z fiuta'
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Poland]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A bolond egy napja See more »

Filming Locations:

Debki, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,521
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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: 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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References Pigs (1992) See more »

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29 September 2011 | by valis1949See all my reviews

DAY OF THE WACKO, directed by Marek Koterski, is a rather droll comedy about the daily life of an eccentric and depressed Polish high-school teacher. He's angry, lonely, underpaid, unappreciated, and can envision no end to his predicament. Imagine a film in which the ambient spirit of Eleanor Rigby is reconfigured as a very frustrated Polish, middle-aged nerd, and you come close to the tone of this dark farce. There are some scenes which are very funny, and others are just plain odd. Yet, overall, the film is worth a look. When the hero visits the beach to relax and unwind, he meets some of the craziest and bizarre characters that one could imagine. A few of these scenes are flat-out hysterical. Bonus Features are all in Polish without sub-titles.


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