Kazimierz Mazur (Romek Cudakowski “Cudak”), Andrzej Kłak (Szymek Akerman), Diana Zamojska (Basia Cudakowska), Natalia Skrzypek (Łucja Cudakowska – young), Katarzyna Dominiak (Łucja Cudakowska – adult)
Roman Cudakowski, for his friends Cudak, plays in a band at weddings and city parties. During the occupation, the musician did not do well. Entrances to the premises for Germans are an opportunity to earn money. However, they cannot imagine themselves orchestras without a violinist. Cudak takes the gifted Szymon Akerman out of the ghetto to concerts, with whom he did not agree before the war. In the new reality, they both need each other: Cudak can earn money by playing with Akerman, has a chance to survive. One day, Roman decides to permanently take the violinist and his family from the ghetto and hide them, risking his life, in his home.
Born in 1979 in Bytom. Graduated from the National Film School in Łódź. She adopted the novella Silesia, for her film “Ode to Joy,” a feature that won multiple awards at film festivals in Gdynia, Koszalin and Huston. Member of European Film Academy.
2014 The Word (Obietnica)
2011-12 No Secrets (Bez tajemnic) TV series
2010 Flying Pigs (Skrzydlate świnie)
2006 Appetite for Love (Apetyt na miłość) TV series
2005 Ode to Joy – Silesia (Oda do radości – Śląsk)
2000-11 The Parish (Plebania) TV series
Crossing(7000 N. Carpenter by Central
Ave. in Skokie)Saturday, 11/20/21 7:00 pm.
2021, 90 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles