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Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz

2019
2h 2m
Biography/Drama
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Cast

Dawid Ogrodnik (Mieczyslaw Kosz)Cyprian Grabowski (Young Mieczyslaw Kosz)Piotr Adamczyk (Bogdan Danowicz)Mikolaj Chroboczek (Gutek)Wiktoria Gorodecka (Marta)Justyna Wasilewska (Zuza)Michal Filipiak (Wlodek)Jowita Budnik (Agata Kosz)Jacek Koman (Stanislaw Kosz)Dariusz Chojnacki (Zenek Kosz)Grzegorz Mielczarek (Marian Wolski)Maja Komorowska (Professor Aniela)Katarzyna Wajda (Sister Halina)Katarzyna Cynke (Sister Klara)Barbara Wypych (Signer Basia)Maksymilian Balcerowski (Marek)Marek Pys (Trump Izydor)Magdalena Schejbal (Prostitute)

Director

Maciej Pieprzyca

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Synopsis

"Icarus" is the true story of Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Kosz, a Polish jazz pianist who died in tragic circumstances and whose life we see through select episodes depicting the most influential moments in his life and career: his childhood on a poor farm in the farmlands of Poland and the loss of his eyesight at age 12 to a debilitating disease and the trauma that it causes. We witness the birth of his gifts - an uncanny ear for music and his determination shared only by true virtuoso's. We witness the great heights he achieves in his career that is accompanied by his loneliness and desperate need for acceptance. We see how low he falls due to his fight with alcoholism and trying to deal with the consequences of his fame. All this leads to his "rebirth" when he meets the love of his life, Ewa.

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