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by Piotr Szczepański


Marcin, 28, a jobless Polish culture specialist, is trying to pull himself together after splitting up with his girlfriend Kasia and settles on beginning a new life. He makes the decision of taking the morning 5.23 train to Warsaw in order to look for a job that would satisfy his aspirations. The night was supposed to be a quiet good-bye to a couple of friends, but instead turns into an adventure that lasts until dawn.

international title: Absolute Beginner
original title: Aleja Gówniarzy
country: Poland
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Piotr Szczepański
film run: 87'
screenplay: Piotr Szczepański
cast: Ewa Łukasiewicz, Marcin Brzozowski, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Bartosz Picher, Marcel Wiercichowski, Matylda Paszczenko
cinematography by: Piotr Szczepański
film editing: Piotr Szczepański
art director: Paulina Polom
costumes designer: Aneta Flis
producer: Anna Pachnicka
production: Anagram Film, Opus Film, Polish Film Institute
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