Fuelled by his self-destructive life, his poetry left a lasting impression on generations of Poles.
He drank and fought and walked through the windows. Constantly attempting suicide, he unsuccessfully hung himself and jumped from the 3rd floor. Confronting death on a daily basis, he tried to domesticate it.
Loved by women, he cared for no one, not even himself, living desperado style, only for poetry.
Conscious of the need for myth he burned his life as an offering to the mysterious reality of Poland under the communist regime.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Lech Majewski
Written by: Lech Majewski, Maciej Melecki
Produced by: Henryk Romanowski
Cinematography: Adam Sikora
Editing: Eliot Ems
Production Design: Katarzyna Jarnuszkiewicz
Costume Design: Malgorzata Zacharska
Main Cast: Krzysztof Siwczyk (Rafał Wojaczek), Dominika Ostalowska (Mała (means babe) - his girlfriend), Andrzej Mastalerz (Wiktor Sirpien - Wojaczek's friend)
Nominations and Awards
- European Actor 2000
- Feature Film Selection 2000