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Plot: Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. No family member knows about his secret plans and the real reasons of his visit.
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Not exactly a holly jolly Christmas
The Polish film Cicha noc (2017) was shown in the U.S. with the translated title Silent Night. It was written and directed by Piotr Domalewski.
The movie takes place in a single day–Christmas Eve in a rural Polish region. Dawid Ogrodnik portrays Adam, a young man returning from Holland to have Christmas with his family and his pregnant fiancee, Asia. During the entire film, Adam is talking to Asia on the telephone, promising to be with her soon. This in itself lends an edginess to to the movie. Ogrodnik is a good actor, and does well in his role as protagonist.
Adam’s family is almost completely dysfunctional. During the day we witness alcoholism, spouse abuse, and violence. Then things get worse.
The opening and closing scenes both show us Adam riding a bus–to home and from home. The plot is what happens in between those bus rides.
The acting is excellent throughout–especially by Tomasz Zietek, who portrays Adam’s younger brother Pawel; Agnieszka Suchora who plays Teresa, Adam’s mother; and Arkadiusz Jakubik, Adam’s father.
I have yet to see a Polish narrative film that wasn’t grim. Silent Night is no exception. It’s a very powerful movie, with a solid IMDb rating of 7.2. I think it’s even better than that. However, I don’t think there was even one frame in the film that would bring laughter. We saw the movie on the large screen at Rochester’s excellent Little Theatre. It was shown as part of the outstanding Rochester Polish Film Festival. It will work well on the small screen as well.
Fair warning: This isn’t a movie for a first date, and it certainly won’t replace Charlie Brown’s Christmas.
Do not waste your time on watching this film
The first reviewer wrote: “Maybe by Polish standards this is jewel”. Quite wrong. A list of films made in Poland better than this one would be very long, with this one pretty close to the bottom of the complete list. The actors are not bad, this is true, but the script is nonsensical. There is a German Christmas carol “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht”, quite popular in Central Europe, and Cicha noc = Stille Nacht = Quiet night. However, this film title is a mockery. Christmas in this film is nothing but quiet. We have a large number of characters – but wishing them well on the part of the viewer would be difficult – perhaps except for the mother of Adam and except for the young girl. The Netherlands are presented as so far away as if in the southern hemisphere. Why the girlfriend of the main hero did not visit him repeatedly during his stay abroad? Why is the grandfather of Adam described early as very drunk, while throughout the film he is making more sense than the most of them? If you wish to see a good Polish comedy made just one year before this one, watch Planeta singli = The Planet of the singles.
Original Language pl
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Piotr Domalewski
Writer Piotr Domalewski, Helena Szoda-Wozniak
Actors Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Zietek, Agnieszka Suchora
Awards 22 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa (Main Camera)
Film Length N/A
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Printed Film Format N/A