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      Day of the Wacko

      2002 1h 33m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 90% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A middle-aged schoolteacher hates himself and takes out his anger and frustration on the people around him. Read More Read Less

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      Josh Ralske All Movie Guide An uneven and downbeat blend of lowbrow humor, literary character drama, and crude sociopolitical satire... Rated: 6/10 Jul 11, 2004 Full Review Oz Hollywood Bitchslap A stunning surprise and certainly among the best films of the Vancouver Film Festival, The Day of the Wacko is a film that deserves a wide release stateside. Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 4, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Cees T I prefer American Psycho, Falling Down, Pink Floyd: The Wall, and Fight Club, but at least the short satirical bits didn't dwell too long on their moral lessons. Like Ben X, maybe the lead should try some X. 5/10 - Lacking. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review Ian M A bizarre, yet brilliant movie, but I guess the name is on the tin here when the loose translation for Dzien Swira is Day of the Wacko. A dark sombre tone fueled by sardonic comments and a sarcastic approach created seemingly a movie about nothing, but made it captivating. A school teacher who is delving deeper and deeper into his depression, reminiscing with his past and seemingly never learning from his mistakes. On paper, not the most interesting film, but through excellent delivery by Marek Kondrat it takes the seemingly dull and gives it some life. I think the saddest thing for me of this entire film has nothing to do with the film per-se, but instead is how I have unconciously adopted some of his obsessive traits like specific number of rotations to stir a coffee. ON this note I do want to point out another fascinating revelation that I have had and that is the actor Andrzej Grabowski seemingly appears in every Polish film. Overall it is a fantastic portrayal of the fragility of the human psyche that has enough heart and wit to keep you interested in a film, much like Seinfeld, is seemingly about nothing. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Zmęczenie codziennością i ludźmi, tęsknota za niewykorzystanymi szansami, dużo natręctw. Bardzo trafne i przystępne pokazanie rzeczywistości Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A professorial young Mike Ditka character takes misanthropy to a whole new level in this funny and angry little piece on 2002 Poland. Women, workmen, dogs, TV and politicians are all relegated to the irritating as a combination of pills and rest fail to dim the anger. A good bit of Freud, some uncomfortable viewing but it's a good humoured character study at its heart. Lockdown must have brought this set of emotions to many, frustrations of a micro life exacerbated by micro annoyances. Excellent swearing, good fart jokes, worth 90 minutes of your life. Dobrze. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Although similar in some regards to movies like Joker or Falling Down, Day Of The Wacko shows a true face of (possibly) crazy man in equally crazy world. It's as sad as amusing and as subtle as bold. Polish cinema at it's finest. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Really quirky but funny film! Loved it! It has the neurosis of a Woody Allen film and banality of a Toussaint novel Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A middle-aged schoolteacher hates himself and takes out his anger and frustration on the people around him.
      Director
      Marek Koterski
      Producer
      Juliusz Machulski, Włodzimierz Otulak
      Screenwriter
      Marek Koterski
      Production Co
      Vision Film Productions
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Polish
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 17, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 33m