Man–Woman Wanted

Man–Woman Wanted


Stanisław Bareja

1973, 1 h 23 min

The most famous male-female “dressing up game” in the history of Polish cinema, with an excellent performance by Wojciech Pokora in a female role. A film which was nearly ten years ahead of the acclaimed Tootsie from 1982 directed by Sidney Pollack. The departure point of the story is almost action-packed: when a certain painter steals his own painting to raise interest in his works, an inconspicuous museum employee, Stanisław, becomes the suspect.

In a desperate attempt to avoid the justice system, the man begins to work as a housekeeper named Marysia. This starts a chain of hilarious events and for the protagonist – a series of more often than not troublesome encounters with supporting and bit characters: a permanent director, a professor making moonshine or a painter who only depicts hands. The reality of the Polish People’s Republic is illustrated tongue-in-cheek in an absurd sit-com.

written by Stanisław Bareja, Jacek Fedorowicz
director of photography Jan Laskowski
music Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
production design Bogdan Kostrzyński
costume design Ewa Furmańczyk
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

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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