Wojciech Smarzowski's (Rose
, The Dark House
) latest feature is an excruciating tale about one man's persistent fight with a consumptive addiction and about love that can help his life get back to normal. Smarzowski's films are always controversial but Pod Mocnym Aniolem
, based on Jerzy Pilch's award wining novel of the same title (loosely translated as The Strong Angel Inn
), is boldly advertised as his most shocking and most meaningful picture yet.
Jerzy (Robert Wieckiewicz) is a writer and an alcoholic. We meet him when he believes that he can actually win with his addiction. He falls in love with a young girl and finally feels that he has someone to live for. Unfortunately, he can't resist the temptation and one day goes straight to a bar called Pod Mocnym Aniolem and starts drinking again...
Pod Mocnym Aniolem
In rehabilitation center he meets a doctor (Andrzej Grabowski), the personnel, and other patients (Marcin Dziedziel, Marcin Dorocinski, Kinga Preis, among others). Everybody has their own alocohol-related story to tell...
will be released in Poland on January 14, 2014. Check out the official trailer below.
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