We’re All Christs

dir.

Marek Koterski

2006, 1 h 47 min

‘Would you like to tell me something, son?’, the Father dared to ask. ‘I wished you were dead’, the Son told him. The Father, Adam Miauczyński (50), is a cultural expert and an alcoholic. For years now, he’s been sober and undergone treatment. The film begins when Adam asks his beloved Son Sylwester (20) what he wanted to ask him. The Son confesses that at the end of his Father’s drinking period, his Son wished he was dead and wanted to kill him. The boy tells him how did it come to that and what he remembers from their life together. It’s not much: only his Father’s drinking and his own fear. How drunk Adam constantly tried to leave his room and Sylwek’s Mother (Adam’s wife Beata) constantly pushed him back amidst fights and shouts. And so little Sylwuś was afraid to come back home and prayed that his father Adam was not outraged. How Adam pissed at his neighbors’s door, how Beata stabbed him with a knife and how Sylwuś, ashamed of his father, stayed at home instead of hanging out with other guys. Following his Son’s painful memories related to his Father’s drinking, Adam starts recollecting his own youth. Adam was equally afraid and ashamed of his father who also abused alcohol. As a boy he promised himself that he will be different to his own son. How wrong he was…

Written by: Marek Koterski
Director of photography: Edward Kłosiński
Music by: Jerzy Satanowski
Production design by: Przemysław Kowalski
Costume design by: Magdalena Biedrzycka, Justyna Stolarz
Editing: Ewa Smal
Sound: Maria Chilarecka-Barczyńska, Aleksander Musiałowski
Cast: Marek Kondrat (Adaś Miauczyński, age 50), Andrzej Chyra (Adaś, age 33), Michał Koterski (Sylwuś, Adaś’s son), Małgorzata Bogdańska (Beata, Adaś’s wife), Janina Traczykówna (matka Adasia), Tomasz Sapryk (Good Angel), Marcin Dorociński (Bad Angel), Bożena Adamek (Adaś’s middle-aged mother), Jerzy Bończak (homeless on a rubbish dump), Marta Chodorowska (young Beata, Adaś’s wife), Marian Dziędziel, Jan Frycz, Andrzej Grabowski (Adaś’s mates from “Jutrzenka”), Agnieszka Grochowska (Adaś’s young mother), Łukasz Simlat (Adaś’s young father), Andrzej Zieliński, Artur Żmijewski, Paweł Królikowski (Adaś’s young mates from “Jutrzenki”), Tomek Bieniek, Zbigniew Buczkowski (bartender on “Jutrzenka”), Dorota Chotecka (Sylwuś’s teacher), Maria Ciunelis (homeless bottle collector), Lech Dyblik (morgue worker), Bożena Dykiel (Mr. and Mrs. Miauczyński’s neighbor), Katarzyna Figura (register office clerk), Krzysztof Fus, Henryk Gołębiewski (guy in a sobering station), Wojciech Wysocki (dean), Marcin Kwaśny (Christ), Piotr Machalica (doctor), Ewa Ziętek (Sylwuś’s teacher), Małgorzata Bela (Ela), Michał Bieliński (student), Rafał Dajbor (student), Paweł Domagała (student), Gabriela Frycz (student), Emilia Gacka (student), Magdalena Górska (student), Mateusz Grydlik (student), Sylwia Krebs (student), Sylwia Najach (student), Katarzyna Zielińska (student), Jacek Wytrzymały (guy at the party)
Production manager: Piotr Śnieg
Produced by: Vision Film Production
Producer: Włodzimierz Otulak
Distributed by: Vision Film Distribution
World sales: Vision Film Distribution
Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute

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