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The Day of the Wacko 2002


The cult comedy by Marek Koterski. Adaś Miauczyński, 44, is dogged by bad luck. Ever tired, he is even afraid of opening his eyes once he wakes up. The neighbors, the dogs answering the call of nature wherever they please, the noise of roadworks, all get on his nerves. Meetings with his mother, son, let alone his ex only make him more overstressed. He is all alone. He lives a solitary life punctuated by comic rituals and habits.
Tortured by his obsessions, he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So, in order to break with his everyday routines, he sets off to the seaside, where he hopes to regenerate his worried mind...


2002 – Ińsko (Ińsko Film Summer) – Goldfish
2002 – Lubomierz (Polish Comedy Film Festival) – Brown Grenade
2002 – Gdynia Film Festival – Grand Prize (Grand Jury Award Golden Lion) for Best Film
2002 – Gdynia Film Festival – Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2002 – Gdynia Film Festival – Best Sound
2002 – Gdynia Film Festival – Polish Filmmakers Association Award for "a creative portrayal of the present times"
2002 – "Polish Cinemas" Association Award – Golden Ticket for high box office returns
2003 – Eagle, Polish Academy Award for Best Screenplay
2003 – Eagle, Polish Academy Award for Best Male Lead
2003 – Tarnów (Tarnów Film Award) – Secial Youth Jury Award for the screenplay for the film
2006 – Lubomierz (Polish Comedy Film Festival) – Golden Sickle for best comedy of the last decade
2007 – Golden Duck (granted by the "Film" Magazine) – on the fiftieth anniversary in the category of best joke, for the scene "Adaś Miauczyński teaching his son English"


Year of production:



Juliusz Machulski, Włodzimierz Otulak

Executive Producer:

Jacek Moczydłowski





Technical specs:

Color, Dolby Stereo, 97 min


413 078


Zebra Film Studio


Vision Film, Non Stop Film Service


Jacek Bromski, Zbigniew Kula (Non Stop Film Service), Marek Składanowski (Non Stop Film Service)


Film Production Agency


Directed by:

Marek Koterski

Written by:

Marek Koterski

Cinematography by:

Jacek Bławut

Edited by:

Ewa Smal

Music by:

Jerzy Satanowski

Sound by:

Maria Chilarecka

Set Decoration by:

Przemysław Kowalski

Costume Designer:

Ewa Krauze

Production Manager:

Dorota Ostrowska-Orlińska


Marek Kondrat (Adaś Miauczyński),
Janina Traczykówna (Adaś\'s mother),
Andrzej Grabowski (Adaś\'s neighbor),
Michał Koterski (Sylwuś, Adaś\'s son),
Joanna Sienkiewicz (ex-wife of Adaś),
Monika Donner-Trelińska (Ela, first love of Adaś),
Aleksander Bednarz (neighbor from downstairs),
Zbigniew Buczkowski (janitor "shaving" the lawn behind the window),
Dorota Chotecka (dog owner on the train),
Maria Ciunelis (nutter on the train),
Krystyna Czubówna (announcer),
Bożena Dykiel (neighbor of Adaś, a dog owner),
Piotr Fronczewski (doctor on television),
Anna Gornostaj (woman buying "Kobieta" at the kiosk),
Joanna Jędrejek (girl advertising "dick extract"),
Jan Jurewicz (politician),
Joanna Kurowska (woman leaving supermarket),
Piotr Machalica (psychoanalyst),
Andrzej Mastalerz (nutter on the train),
Zofia Merle (dog owner in the elevator),
Cezary Pazura (man on the street),
Anna Powierza (student of Adaś),
Anna Przybylska (policewoman, the neighbor from upstairs),
Jacek Różański (busker under Adaś\'s window),
Tomasz Sapryk (politician),
Krystyna Tkacz (woman buying briefs at the kiosk),
Maciej Tomaszewski (doctor prescribing Adaś antidepresants)