The Eccentrics. The Sunny Side of the Street
Janusz Majewski2015, 1 h 52 min
In the late ‘50s Fabian, a war emigrant, jazz trombonist and brilliant dancer, returns from England to his sister who lives in Ciechocinek. Together with a group of local eccentrics and amateur musicians he starts a swing big band.
After their first gig people’s interest with the band surpasses all expectations. They receive loads of concert proposals and start to be popular. Fabian meets an intriguing, dark-haired Modesta and asks her to perform with his orchestra.
They soon become lovers. They are stylish, dance fantastically, go to the best restaurants and drive around Ciechocinek in a beautiful convertible brought from England. They are like two colourful birds against the dreary reality. Their looks and behaviour arouse a longing for freedom and prosperity. However, one day Modesta disappears.
directed by Janusz Majewski
written by Janusz Majewski, Włodzimierz Kowalewski based on a novel by Włodzimierz Kowalewski
director of photography Adam Bajerski PSC
music by Wojciech Karolak
production design by Andrzej Haliński
costume design by Elżbieta Radke
make-up by Aneta Brzozowska
sound by Krzysztof Jastrząb
edited by Milenia Fiedler PSM
cast Maciej Stuhr, Natalia Rybicka, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Anna Dymna, Wojciech Pszoniak, Wiktor Zborowski, Zofia Zborowska, Magdalena Zawadzka, Adam Ferency, Zbigniew Buczkowski, Władysław Kowalski, Marian Dziędziel, Agnieszka Michalska, Stanisław Brudny, Marian Opania, Arkadiusz Detmer, Jerzy Schejbal, Paweł Królikowski, Przemysław Bluszcz, Andrzej Mastalerz, Marcin Troński, Paweł Burczyk
produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych w Warszawie
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
co-produced by Agora
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Regionalny Program Operacyjny Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego
production manager Tadeusz Drewno
distributed by Next Film
world sales Next Film / WFDiF