ONE MAN SHOW
Marcin is a thirty-three-year-old actor, who has never played a significant role in a significant movie. He comes from a small town in southern Poland. The youngest of three siblings, he’s the only one who hasn’t started a family. Marcin has bent his life to his dream of becoming a great actor (like his idol Robert De Niro). He tries to fulfil himself as a cabaret actor and a stand-up comedian. Despite his frustration and problems, he keeps on fighting. Every year, for the last seven years, Marcin spends six weeks working on a farm in Lavanger, Norway. As a seasonal worker, he picks potatoes and carrots. The money he earns gives him relative financial independence for the rest of the year. The film shows one year in the protagonist’s life. This is the year that is supposed to be essential, in which one has to decide whom to be and how. The year in a loop, in which we promise ourselves that we’ll quit smoking, take up jogging, find an appropriate job or finally settle down with someone. A year later, we give ourselves the same tasks. One Man Show is a bitter-sweet creative documentary that combines documentary observations and honest confession of young unknown actor.
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- RUNNING TIME:
- Jakub Piątek
- Jakub Piątek
- Michał Stajniak
- Jakub Piątek, Urszula Klimek-Piatek
- TELEMARK Sp. z o.o.
Jakub Piątek »Born in 1985, he graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Before studying directing, he worked as a journalist and culture manager. His debut film, "Mother" (2009), produced by Wajda Studio, was screened at more than fifty international festivals and received several awards. In 2014 he completed the documentary "One Man Show", which premiered in Krakow FF and DOK Leipzig. In 2018, he made a short feature film "Users" (premiere in Krakow and Slamdance). In 2021, his full-length feature debut "Prime Time" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it is available on Netflix platform in all regions. In 2021 he started teaching fiction directing (Polish National Film School).
- 57th DOK. Leipzig, Germany, 2014 (screening)
- DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2017 (screening)
- 54th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2014 (competition)