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Zgorszenie publiczne

Zgorszenie publiczne · dir. Maciej Prykowski
Poland 2009, 86’


Zgorszenie publiczne is at first glance a little crazy, lively comedy based on two romantic plots: between a couple of young people and between the elderly one. In its deeper, fundamental layer, the film is an attempt to entertaining, however fragmentary, description of Silesia — the extremely significant region for the Polish film and the whole Polish society.

The main character ― Romanek Drzozga has thirty years. He lives on a small estate of familioki ― Fytel. He leads an average life, makes money by showing tourists the ruins of the nearby smelter. In his spare he bums with buddy Hajnel and rather clumsily picks Butterfly up — eighteen years old girl, who spends holidays with her aunt Lucy. One day blows up a sensation — on Fytel prowls ‘Zgorszyniec’. The appearance of masked exhibitionist in a dressing-grown coincides with the return to his family home Erik Drzozga.

Director:Maciej Prykowski
Screenplay:Adrian Katroshi
Music:Jarosław Januszewicz
Cinematography:Paweł Dyllus
Editing:Ewa Smal
Cast:Krzysztof Czeczot, Marian Dziędziel, Dorota Pomykała, Elżbieta Romanowska, Andrzej Mastalerz, Barbara Horowianka

Marek Prykowski is a student of the Warsaw Film School. He also studied dramaturgy at the Lodz Film School. This year he won the Jancio Wodnik award at Prowincjonalia Festival for the film Czego nikt nie wie. Zgorszenie publiczne is his feature debut.