Day Of The Wacko Film Analysis

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‘Day of The Wacko’ (2002) directed by Marek Koterski is a movie that is deeply rooted into Polish popular culture. Even though it was released over ten years ago, it can often be seen on both public and private TV. It is as well commonly watched at high school during Polish language & literature classes. On one hand it is a hilarious comedy and some people watching it do not stop laughing throughout watching the movie. It is crude, contains much swearing, a lot of scenes are nonsense or absurd. Taking another perspective, it perfectly reflects Polish culture in many aspects, and once it is recognized, it might not be so easy to laugh anymore, as it is thoughtful but tragic at the same time. The movie both originates in our culture, but also to a degree creates it. It is common among educated people to sometimes talk using quotes from the movie, be it a joke or a serious talk. Adas Miauczynski, the main character, cannot deal with his everyday life. What is worst for him, following his word, is dealing with the next five minutes of his…show more content…
Throughout the movie he comments in a manner ‘I did it again, even though I was not supposed to do that anymore’. He tries to escape from his condition, get cured, and even though he fails, he is aware of it. His neighbors and other people he encounters in many scenes, do see him as a crazy person too. However, surprisingly, they call him a wacko not for the things that he probably has been diagnosed him. It is his romantic nature and strive for other people to be normal, to obey social rules, think about others, be rational. For that reason, the movie perfectly reflects at least part of the Polish society. Mental illness might be a taboo and not be socially accepted, but in a case when majority of people shows signs of it, normal behavior becomes an abnormality for
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