SKU 6500

BAD LUCK (Zezowate szczęście) (1960) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Bogumił Kobiela – Jan Piszczyk Maria Ciesielska – Basia Helena Dąbrowska – Wychówna Barbara Lass – Jola Wrona-Wrońska (as Barbara Kwiatkowska) Krystyna Karkowska – Wrona-Wrońska Barbara Połomska – Zosia Jelonkowa Irena Stalończyk – Irena Kropaczynska Tadeusz Bartosik – Wasik Henryk Bak – Director Mariusz Dmochowski – UB Officer Aleksander Dzwonkowski – Cezary Piszczyk Edward Dziewoński – Jelonek Tadeusz Janczar – Ens. Sawicki Stanisław Jaworski – Watchmaker Andrzej Krasicki – Witold Kropaczyński Wojciech Lityński – Young Jan Piszczyk Kazimierz Opaliński – Prison Governor Jerzy Pichelski – Maj. Wrona-Wronski Adam Pawlikowski – Ens. Osewski Witold Sadowy – soldier pretending to be Adolf Hitler Wojciech Siemion – Józef Kacperski Maria Kaniewska - Anastazja Makulec Jan Tadeusz Stanisławski – Chief Scout Tadeusz Waczkowski – Manager Kozienicki Directed by Andrzej Munk Written by Jerzy Stefan Stawiński

Jan Piszczyk is telling his life story to the warden of the prison he's ended up in (and from which he does not want to leave). He starts with his early childhood, which was spent under the supervision of a strict father, who humiliated Jan constantly. To prove his worth, the boy starts attending school and from there is promoted up the social ladder: be becomes a trumpeter in the Scouts. It is also there that he experiences his first failure, when he screws up during a parade. In his next recollection, he's at the university, but has immediate problems because of the stereotypical Semitic look of his nose. Joining a pro-government organization, he's able to become a tutor and earn enough money to continue his education. This, too, ends in an unmitigated disaster by little fault of his own. Then he ends up on his way to the battlefield with the German invasion in September 1939. Once again, he embarasses himself with convoluted lies, which are soon exposed.  And so on, and so on.  You get the gist. 

DVD-R is in Polish with switchable English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 108 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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