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BELCANTO

by Ryszard Maciej Nyczka

synopsis

It's 1966, in a small town in Pomerania. Marzęda, a provincial tenor and the town's favourite who is always singing at official ceremonies and church celebrations, loses his job and social position because of a conflict with his neighbour, a local beauty acting as a geisha. His old friend, General Ogórcow, a commander of forces stationed at a nearby airport and an avowed music and alcohol lover, had also experienced the wickedness of women. His third wife has just run away with a counter-espionage agent to West Berlin. Ogórcow decides that he will personally drop two atomic bombs on West Berlin to bury this wicked world...

international title: Belcanto
original title: Belcanto
country: Poland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Ryszard Maciej Nyczka
screenplay: Ryszard Maciej Nyczka
cast: Cezary Pazura, Magdalena Rózczka, Piotr Gasowski, Hanna Śleszyńska, Bronislaw Wroclawski, Agnieszka Wosińska, Renata Dancewicz, Aleksandra Kisio, Mariusz Czajka, Lech Dyblik
cinematography by: Pawel Wendorff
art director: Krzysztof Baumiller
costumes designer: Agnieszka Kaczyńska, Marlena Skoneczko
producer: Jadwiga Wendorff, Paweł Mossakowski, Paweł Śmietanka
production: Anima-Pol, Canal+ Polska, Wytwórnia Filmowa Czołówka
distributor: Vivarto
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