The Madman


The hero of this grotesque tale is a writer who in the name of artistic freedom declines participation in the “arrangements” surrounding him and is declared a “madman” by people close to him as well as those more distant. He takes on this role without complaint, decides to become a dog and is remanded to psychiatric treatment. While isolated at the hospital, he turns into an incomprehensible case, for the doctors, of someone who becomes ill of his own volition. The role of the “madman” thrust upon and accepted by the writer causes his work to achieve unexpected success. It is a case of being misunderstood, of alienation and of an artist’s sense of loneliness.


CAST:  Piotr Głowacki, Magdalena Kuta, Krzysztof Stelmaszyk, Monika Kwiatkowska, Łukasz Konopka, Andrzej Mastalerz, Przemysław Bluszcz, Marcin Czarnik, Agata Różycka, Martyna Byczkowska

DIRECTOR: Jakub Cuman DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Adam Palenta PRODUCTION DESIGN: Anna Adamek  COSTUMES: Magdalena Pawłowicz EDITING: Artur Rej, SOUND: Michał Robaczewski, Aleksandra Pniak, Katarzyna Figat PRODUCTION MANAGER:  Paweł Mantorski

PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko                                         

PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

Running time: 43'24’’

Year of Production: 2017