DISCOPOLO saw its last shot on the film set. The new production by Maciek Bochniak stars outstanding Polish actors: Dawid Ogrodnik, Piotr Głowacki, Aleksandra Hamkało, Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. DISCOPOLO is most recent  ALVERNIA STUDIOS’ production.



Dawid Ogrodnik (awarded a prize during the recent Gdynia Film Festival for the supporting role as Tomek, in “Obietnica” [“The Promise”]), Piotr Głowacki (the winner of the Zbyszek Cybulski Prize) as Rudy, and Aleksandra Hamkało as Mikser, portray the roles of young musicians who, driven by dreams and bravado, decide to set up a discopolo band.
DISCOPOLO fot. ALVERNIA STUDIOS (8) Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik
The role of Anka – Gensonina, a true diva and the biggest discopolo star, is portrayed by Joanna Kulig, who is partnered by Tomasz Kot, an award-winner at the recent Gdynia Film Festival, for his daring portrayal of Doctor Religa in Łukasz Palkowski’s “Bogowie” [“The Gods”].
In DISCOPOLO, Tomasz becomes the Polish owner of the biggest discopolo production studio in Poland, a powerful man without scruples, whose voice is decisive in the “to be or not to be” for the music industry.




The film’s supporting roles include, among others, Jacek Koman, Iwona Bielska, Janusz Chabior, Weronika Książkiewicz, as well as contemporary discopolo stars: Tomasz Niecik, Robert Klatt from “Classic” and Radosław Liszewski, the lead singer of “Weekend”.


During the 35 days of shooting, the film crew visited three regions: Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Pomeranian and Masovian. The last, spectacular scenes in the film were shot at multiple locations in Warsaw, including the observation deck of the Palace of Culture and Science as well as the Venecia Palace Hotel in Michałowice, near Warsaw.
DISCOPOLO fot. ALVERNIA STUDIOS (12)Weronika Książkiewicz
DISCOPOLO is a dynamic, Tarantinoesquely ironic account of two, young, talented musicians who get to the top of the lists with bravado. It is also the story of the collective state of mind that was very much part of the early free-market reality in Poland, at the time when everything seemed possible.

In the words of the director, Maciej Bochniak, “In DISCOPOLO, we tell the stories of people, for whom their discopolo careers were the high point of their lives. People from provincial areas overnight became recognizable. They made a lot of money, they felt that here’s their American dream coming true. And to show it without judgments we decided to “boost” everything visually, in terms of colours, costumes, to re-paint it in such a way that the entire kitch of the 90s does not seem tacky or comical, but instead that the younger audiences, who don’t have any memories of that era, feel they’d love to go through something like that. Our bet is on a solid dose of entertainment – the type of film that combines multiple genres, all the way from a thriller to a comedy “.
The screenplay for DISCOPOLO was co-written by Maciej Bochniak and Mateusz Kościukiewicz, for whom it is his debut as a screenwriter.

The film premiere is scheduled for 2015.

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