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Piotr Łazarkiewicz
Poland 2007 / 86’

A single day in a seashore town. This is where the characters of seven short stories live next to each other. Young people of different environments, different social statuses, education, and different tempers. Sometimes they pass each other in the street, on the quay, on the beach. Some of them know each other.

The film tells their stories with simple scenes, touching on the essence of the problems of their lives. The film's plot is set in several houses and outside in the seashore town. It lasts one night and one day. It begins in the morning and ends the next day at dawn.

These autonomous and independent stories are connected by the figure of the harbour guardian, patrolling the vast terrain next to the boulevard with his dog. An important part is also played by the host of the local radio station, forecasting weather and discussing issues with his listeners. The scenes in which these two characters appear are a sort of leitmotiv of the film, marking the narrative rhythm.

based on the production notes

Piotr Łazarkiewicz was born in 1954 in Cieplice Śląskie (Silesia). He graduated from the Department of Polish Studies at the University of Wrocław (1977) and fiolm and tv direction at the Silesian University in Katowice (1981). In his own career he has worked in both film and tv. He has made feature films, documentaries as well as a wide range of tv programmes.

Selected filmography:

1986 Fala

1990 W środku Europy

1993 Pora na czarownice / Time for Witches

1997 Zaklęta

2001 Samo niebo

2004 Skała

2008 0_1_0

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