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MUG

by Malgorzata Szumowska

synopsis

Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. He converts the country lanes outside his door into a racing track and bombs down them in his little car. When he and his girlfriend Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. He enjoys his existance as a cool misfit in an otherwise stuffy environment, and keeps his muscles toned working on a building site close to the Polish-German border where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. But then his life is thrown badly off course by a terrible accident at work that completely disfigures him. Eagerly followed by the Polish media, Jacek becomes the first person in the country to receive a face transplant. He may be celebrated as a national hero and martyr, but he no longer recognises himself in the mirror. Meanwhile, the statue of Jesus grows taller and taller.

international title: Mug
original title: Twarz
country: Poland
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Malgorzata Szumowska
film run: 91'
release date: PL 6/04/2018
screenplay: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
cast: Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk, Dariusz Chojnacki, Robert Talarczyk, Anna Tomaszewska, Martyna Krzysztofik
cinematography by: Michał Englert
film editing: Jacek Drosio
art director: Marek Zawierucha
costumes designer: Julia Jarza-Brataniec, Katarzyna Lewińska
producer: Jacek Drosio
executive producer: Inga Kruk
production: Nowhere SP. Z.O.O, TVN
distributor: Kino Świat, Movies Inspired, MegaCom Film, Seven Films

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Berlin 2018Competition, Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize
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