A Very Christmas Story

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A Very Christmas Story
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A Very Christmas Story film poster
Polish: Świąteczna Przygoda
Directed by Dariusz Zawislak
Produced by Dariusz Zawislak
Written by
  • (Polish version)
  • Dariusz Zawislak
  • Paul Burczyk
  • (English version)
  • Robert Fleet
  • Alina Szpak
Starring
  • Paul Burczyk
  • Kasia Olarz
  • Bartosz Opania
  • Jan Englert
  • Jerzy Lapinski
Music by
Cinematography Jacek Pliszka
Edited by
  • Jaroslaw Barzan
  • Bartlomiej Wroblewski
  • Grzegorz R. Wróblewski
Production
company
Adyton Television
Distributed by
  • Intercinema Poland
  • Adyton International
Release date
  • November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03) (Poland)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Poland
Language
  • Polish
  • English
Budget $1,500,000 (est)

A Very Christmas Story (original Polish: Świąteczna Przygoda) is a 2000 Polish comedy film[1][2][3] written and directed by Dariusz Zawiślak.[4][5][6][7]

Plot[edit]

Corporate accountant Mike Young (Paul Burczyk) has a briefcase full of stolen money. Angelika (Kasia Olarz) seeks money to save her orphanage. The Angel of Death (Jan Englert) has been begging God (Gustaw Holoubek) for a vacation day. With so many souls to be gathered, a substitute is found, but when on vacation Death crosses paths with a Guardian Angel (Teresa Dzielska). Meanwhile, Angelica is looking for Santa Claus to fulfill her Christmas wish for money. During her search she crosses paths with an accountant named Claus (Bartosz Opania) who has stolen a huge amount of money and who is himself being pursued by a group of bumbling hoodlums.

Cast[edit]

  • Paul Burczyk as Young
  • Kasia Olarz as Angelica
  • Bartosz Opania as Claus
  • Jan Englert as Death
  • Jerzy Lapinski as Poodle
  • Teresa Dzielska as Jo
  • Slawomir Pacek as Dachshound
  • Gustaw Holoubek as God
  • Jacek Jarzyna as Mr. Walizeczka
  • Stefan Burczyk as Q
  • Józef Fryzlewicz as Boss
  • Dorota Naruszewicz
  • Wojciech Mann
  • Krzysztof Materna
  • Aleksandra Nieśpielak
  • Rafal Okyne

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. Kto Wie, performed by De Su
  2. Kiedy Rozsypia Sie Pomarancze, performed by Daria Druzgala
  3. Dwie Strony Medalu, performed by Wojciech Dmochowski
  4. Szklane Kulki, performed by Zuzanna Madejska
  5. Intro, composed by Rafal Wnuk
  6. Niebo, composed by Rafal Wnuk
  7. Dziewczynka
  8. Konfrontacja, composed by Rafal Wnuk
  9. Jamnik i Pudel
  10. Pomarancze
  11. Chinczyk
  12. Dwie Strony Medalu II, performed by Wojciech Dmochowski
  13. Szklane Kulki II, performed by Zuzanna Madejska
  14. Karaiby
  15. Kto Wie (Wersja Instrumentalna)
  16. De Su - "Kto Wie"

Locations[edit]

The film was shot on locations in New York City, Warsaw, and Amsterdam.[8]

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannes Product Guide
  2. ^ Europa Cinemas
  3. ^ Świąteczna przygoda w Stopklatka.pl Film
  4. ^ staff (September 11, 2001). ""Świąteczna przygoda" w Gdyni" (in Polish). Interia. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ keczkowska, Beata (February 19, 2000). "Opowieść przedwigilijna" (archived) (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Matuszewska, Malgorzata (November 13, 2000). "Uspokajam dzieci w życiu i na ekranie" (archived) (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ Matuszewska, Malgorzata (November 15, 2000). "Autor etapu" (archived) (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Overview including Locations - Hollywood UPCLOSE.COM[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ staff. "Świąteczna przygoda (2000) NAGRODY:" (in Polish). film.wp.pl. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 

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