How I Became a Gangster. True Story

How I Became a Gangster. True Story


Maciej Kawulski

2019, 2 h 19 min

The protagonist is an untypical gangster: intelligent and excellent at playing his cards right with his narrow-minded buddies from the business. The beginning of his career is not easy: more often than not he has to stand up to the bosses of old Pruszków and operate on the border of the territories influenced by the largest crime groups in Poland. Spectacular raids, daring assaults and an original strategy all make him successful. However, he fails to predict one thing: that his best friend, Walden, will go mad and challenge the whole Polish mafia. The protagonist will have to make a choice: it’s either his career, and peace and quiet or the life of his best friend… Based on a true story.

written byKrzysztof Gureczny
director of photographyBartosz Cierlica
musicMaciej Kawulski
production designMarek Warszewski, Wojciech Czapla
costume designKatarzyna Lewińska
make-upKarolina Kordas
soundMarcin Matlak
edited byMarcin Drewnowski, Maciej Kawulski
casting byJoanna Ślesicka
castNatalia Szroeder, Marcin Kowalczyk, Natalia Siwiec, Tomasz Włosok
productionOpen Mind Production
producerTomasz Wardyn
co-produced byNext Film, Polsat
executive producersTomasz Wardyn, Maciej Kawulski
production managerAndrzej Besztak
distributed byNext Film

Main Competition
Short Film Competition
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