comedy, crime I 2023 I Poland
SUNDAY 3/9/2023 6:30pm
Original Title: Niebezpieczni dżentelmeni
Duration: 107 min
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Director: Maciej Kawalski
Writer: Maciej Kawalski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Marcin Dorociński, Andrzej Seweryn,
Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Anna Smolowik,
Lukasz Simlat, Anna Seniuk, Jacek Koman
Classification: Exemption (PG recommended)
Join us on the opening night and get a taste of the bohemian life in the picturesque town of Zakopane, but be warned, what happens in Zakopane stays (in) Zakopane!
Pre-screening reception starts at 6:30pm and includes a complimentary drink on arrival and Polish specialties, including mouth-watering pierogi from Polish Pierogi Dumplings, delicious canapés by Eco Bread, and hearty hunter’s stew served by Cracovia Club.
The 2023 festival will officially open shortly after 7pm.
This recent box office success with a star-studded cast won the Audience Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival. Set in the bohemian town of Zakopane in the stunning Tatra Mountains, “Dangerous Men” is a fast-paced comedy crime story merging humour, flamboyant historical figures and vibrant Polish folklore to deliver a delightful piece of cinema to be enjoyed by all.
Mountain retreat of Zakopane, 1914. Writer Joseph Conrad and three other eminent figures of the Zakopane bohemia, poet and paediatrician Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, artist Witkacy and anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski wake up after a crazy drug-filled party with a dead man on their couch and without clues as to who the poor fellow was, why he's dead, or why the gendarme is knocking at the door. A race against time begins to solve the mystery of what happened the previous night.
Featuring an outstanding cast including Tomasz Kot (Cold War, Leave no traces - PFF22), Marcin Dorociński (Mission Impossible 7, Beloved Neighbours – PFF22), Andrzej Seweryn (Man of Iron, The Last Family – PFF2017) and Australian based actor Jacek Koman (Moulin Rouge, Romulus, my father, Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz – PFF20) that impersonate colourful well-known historic characters in a fictional crime story shot against the backdrop of stunning Tatra Mountains, Dangerous men makes for a delightful piece of cinema to be enjoyed by all.
"The all-star cast and director Maciej Kawalski's creative courage are impressive. This is a must see!" — Przemyslaw Bollin, Onet
"This highly complex story quickly draws the viewer in, who, like the characters, wants to find out what happened on a fateful night and where it all leads. And the multitude of new events only inflames our curiosity. The greatest asset of the production, apart from the interesting and intricate story, is the excellent cast - Marcin Dorociński shines in it as Witkacy. " — David Muszynski, Na Ekranie
"Fantastically written and delivered, with great potential to become a cult classic" — Kinoblog
Polish film director and screenwriter, and also a Doctor of Medicine. He studied medicine at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice and film directing at the University of Silesia’s Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. His short films and commercials have won awards at many international festivals. The short “The Last Waltz” was in the shorts competition at the WFF 2014, and “Atlas” (2017) won awards at festivals including Kraków, Gdynia, Miami, New York and Rome. His first feature screenplay, “The Clearing”, made it to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab Semi-Finals.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
WINNER: Audience Award I Warsaw International Film Festival I 2022
NOMINATED: Best Film I Warsaw International Film Festival I 2022