I Hate Monday

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1971   >   situation comedy

An iconic scene of Polish cinema –an actor (Bohdan Łazuka) pissed-drunk wandering around town following the tram lines.

One the top ten best and most popular Polish comedies.

A film directed by Tadeusz Chmielewski, a leading comedy director in Polish cinema,
a screenwriter and producer awarded the Polish Film Festival lifetime achievement award (Platinum Lions) in Gdynia 2015.

A comedy of errors. A given Monday becomes a series of unfortunate coincidences that occur to random characters. A director hurrying to pick up a foreign guest gets stuck in an elevator,
a traffic policeman has to simultaneously direct traffic and babysit his son, a caring grandson steals a car to drop off his grandfather. A drunk actor narrowly misses several accidents.

A multi-layered situation comedy. Simple everyday tasks are completed by absurdly laborious  methods. Every day reality shown as a struggle with life’s absurdities.


Crew:

director
Tadeusz Chmielewski
script
Tadeusz Chmielewski
d.o.p.
Mieczysław Jahoda
designer
Halina Dobrowolska
costumes
Barbara Ptak, Renata Własow
editor
Maria Orłowska
music
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
cast
Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostoł,
Bogusz Bilewski, Halina Kowalska,
Bohdan Łazuka
Materials: HD
Length: 98’

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