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THE ECCENTRICS, THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

by Janusz Majewski

synopsis

In the late 1950s Fabian, a war emigrant, jazz trombonist and brilliant dancer, returns from England to Poland. Together with a group of local eccentrics and amateur musicians he starts a swing band. After their first gig people’s interest with the band surpasses all expectations. Fabian meets and intriguing Modesta and asks her to perform with his orchestra. They soon become lovers. They are like two colorful birds against the dreary reality. Their looks and behavior arouse a longing for freedom and prosperity. However, one day Modetsa disappears.

international title: The Eccentrics, The Sunny Side Of The Street
original title: Excentrycy, czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy
country: Poland
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Janusz Majewski
film run: 112'
screenplay: Janusz Majewski, Wlodzimierz Kowalewski
cast: Maciej Stuhr, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Natalia Rybicka, Anna Dymna, Wojciech Pszoniak, Wiktor Zborowski, Marian Dziędziel, Adam Ferency, Wladyslaw Kowalski
cinematography by: Adam Bajerski
film editing: Milenia Fiedler
art director: Andrzej Haliński
costumes designer: Elżbieta Radke
music: Wojciech Karolak
producer: Wlodzimierz Niderhaus
co-producer: Robert Kijak
production: WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

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main awards/selection

Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2015 
Moscow International Film Festival 2016 
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