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Archive for August 6th, 2009

Neglected Gems: Day of the Wacko

Day of the Wacko (Dzien swira) was a huge hit in its native Poland, winning all sorts of awards, including Best Actor and Screenplay. That didn’t translate into a big international audience, though, as it was released straight-to-DVD in the USA. Its current sales rank at Amazon places it at #77,571 amongst films. But this dark little comedy about a man who hates everything definitely deserves a look.

Marek Kondrat stars as Adas, an obsessive-compulsive teacher who is slowly being driven mad by his noisy neighbors and annoying family. Adas is as mean-spirited as he is funny, and the film is propelled along by his imagination, and bitterly hilarious internal monologue.

Almost all the Criticker users who have seen Day of the Wacko have loved it, earns this Polish comedy a spot in our list of Neglected Gems.