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The Dogcatcher

Daria Woszek
Hycel
Poland 2015 / 30’

A certain slightly strange man avoids people but is beloved by dogs. Terriers, poodles, mongrels – he has just the right approach (and snack) for each. A black comedy about a former dogcatcher, who kidnaps dogs for ransom and returns them as a savior in full glory. His business booms until a kidnapped shepherd turns out to be homeless.

Agata Bratek

Daria Woszek

Born in 1982 and graduated with a degree in Theater Studies from Jagellonian University, a course in feature film from Studio Prób and the Script Program at Wajda Studio. She studied Film Directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia. Daria directs film shorts, television series, she has written screenplays and public service ads; she is also a director of theater plays and multimedia for opera productions.

Selected filmography

2009 Spowiedź / The Confession (short)
2011 Wierność (short)
2012 Niewinność (short)
2014 Saleem 3 (TV-series)
2015 Hycel / The Dogcatcher (short)

Cast & Crew

director Daria Woszek
screenplay Daria Woszek, Jagoda Janowska
cinematography Michał Sosna
editing Piotr Mendelowski
music Marcin Macuk
cast Janusz Chabior, Anna Antoniewicz, Marian Dziędziel, Sławomir Rokita, Tomasz Schimscheiner
producer Janusz Bielecki, Marta Łachacz
production All Muses, Cor Leonis Production
sales Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa
language Polish
colouration colour