Disco Polo

2015, 103 min.

Disco Polo (2015)

Awards

2015
Koszalin’s Debuts Film Festival “Mlodzi i Film”

Best Cinematography

Production

Director Maciej Bochniak
Screenplay Maciej Bochniak, Mateusz Kościukiewicz
Cinematography Tomasz Naumiuk
Music Pawel Lucewicz,
Michal Nosowicz
Art Direction Stanislaw Tyczynski
Producer(s) Stanislaw Tyczynski

Cast

Tomek Dawid Ogrodnik
Rudy Piotr Głowacki
Anka “Gensonina” Joanna Kulig
Daniel Polak Tomasz Kot
“Mikser” Aleksandra Hamalko
Roland Stachura Mariusz Drezek
Maciek Z “Atomica” Rafal Mackowiak
Tomek’s Father Julisz Chrzastowski
Witek Janusz Chabior
Carrier, Driver, Presenter “World Vision” Mateusz Kosciukiewicz

Story

The protagonist is Tomek, a young man fed up with mediocre and dull reality, and dreaming of a glittering career as a singer. No obstacle is too big for him and his friend Rudy whom he has managed to bring about to his idea. And Rudy already is the father – though incognito – of one major hit. The heroes’ life changes overnight, and Tomek and Rudy are better known as the band Laser now. Maciej Bochniak gives up realism in favor of the aesthetic of kitsch at its best – one so characteristic for the music genre portrayed in the film. He skillfully plays with the stylistics, serving the viewer with a kind of sentimental recap. For it is more than a set of hits that reigned the music charts at the beginning of the 90s – it is a, slightly distorted, portrait of those times. It is colorful, homely and, most importantly – whimsical.