When a certain painter steals his own painting to spark interest in his works, all eyes fall on Stanisław, an inconspicuous museum employee. In a desperate attempt to avoid the justice system, the man takes up a job as a housekeeper named Marysia. This leads to a whole bunch of hilarious events and – for the protagonist – to a series of rather inconvenient encounters, including a clash with a permanent director, a moonshine-producing professor and a painter who only depicts hands. The reality of the Polish People’s Republic is illustrated tongue-in-cheek as an absurd sitcom.
The most famous male-female “dress-up game” in the history of Polish cinema, with an excellent performance by Wojciech Pokora in a female lead. Nearly ten years before the acclaimed Tootsie directed by Sydney Pollack in 1982!
written by Stanisław Bareja, Jacek Fedorowicz
director of photography Jan Laskowski
music Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
production design Bogdan Kostrzyński
make-up Roman Kęsikowski
sound Leszek Wronko
edited by Mirosława Jaworska
cast Wojciech Pokora, Jolanta Bohdal, Mieczysław Czechowicz, Jerzy Dobrowolski, Wojciech Siemion
production Zespół Filmowy Pryzmat
production managers Jan Szymański, Edward Kłosowicz