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Machalica, Piotr

Overview
Works: 61 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 1,326 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Piotr Machalica
Publications by Piotr Machalica
Most widely held works by Piotr Machalica
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Krótki film ó milości a short film about love ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Polish and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that "love" is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner
Nothing funny Nic śmiesznego ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A dark comedy about the unhappy life of filmmaker Adam Miauczynski. It's about his bad luck: he's unsuccessful as a filmmaker and a loser in relationships with women. His life is an unusual mixture of bad luck, ignorance, lack of common sense and his inability to function in society
Prawo ojca Father's law ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"It's Martha's 16th birthday, and Dad's away for the event. Against her father's orders, Martha and her young boyfriend celebrate with a night on the town, and take in the thrills at a local dance club. But she's in for more trouble than she ever could have imagined..."--Container
The Decalogue. Dekalog ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Presents four short films inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. An onlooker--the mysterious Young man appearing in each segment--provides the unifies the films. Decalogue IV: Anka is a young drama student who has a close relationship with her widowed father. When he goes on a trip abroad Anka finds a letter revealing that he may not be her real father. Decalogue V: A psychotic youth, randomly and brutally murders a taxi-driver and is subsequently put on trial and found guilty. Decalogue VI: A young man falls in love with an older woman who lives in an apartment across the courtyard. He watches her succession of lovers until she confronts him with a sexual invitation. Decalogue VII: Six-year-old Ania is the object of a struggle for possession between her mother and her grandmother
Dekalog. The Decalogue ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in Polish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Segments 9 and 10 of ten films loosely based on the Ten Commandments. Dekalog 9: Roman is told that he can no longer have children, and that he is impotent. He becomes convinced that his wife has a lover, an obsession which nearly drives him over the edge. Dekalog 10: A dark comedy in which two estranged brothers are reunited at their father's funeral and inherit his valuable stamp collection
A Short film about love Krótki film ó milości by Krzysztof Kieślowski( visu )
3 editions published in 1995 in Polish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that "love" is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner
Szamanka ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in Polish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of an anthropologist who discovers the mummy of a shaman that lived long ago. At the same time he meets a medicine woman who seduces him so that she can gain his knowledge and power
Day of the wacko ( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Polish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Day of the Wacko is the newest dark comedy from the director of the internationally acclaimed Nothing funny. Day of the wacko depicts a day in the life of a 49 year-old elementary school teacher who is completely disillusioned with his reality. Adam Miauczynski looks for the causes of his unhappiness and he finds his neighbors, his mother, his students, everyone but himself, to blame. But things won't turn around until he first takes a serious look at his own pathetic self
The Decalogue. Dekalog ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Presents three short films inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. An onlooker--the mysterious Young man appearing in all segments (but the last)--unifies the films. The last segment (Decalogue X) is the only comedy. Decalogue VIII. Zofia, a university professor of ethics, is suddenly faced with her own past when a visiting Jewish-American researcher reveals that, as a child during the Holocaust, she was refused sanctuary by a Catholic couple. Decalogue IX. Roman is told that he can no longer have children, and that he is impotent. He becomes convinced that his wife has a lover, an obsession which nearly drives him over the edge. Decalogue X.A dark comedy in which two estranged brothers are reunited at their father's funeral and inherit his valuable stamp collection
Dekalog. the Decalogue ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Short films, each based on one of the Ten Commandments
Prawo ojca ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Polish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"It's Martha's 16th birthday, and dad's on the road, driving a big-rig truck far from home. Against her father's direct orders, Martha and a young boyfriend celebrate the evening, end up dancing in a local club. But she's in for more trouble than she ever imagined possible ... and the nightmare begins. The only person who can save her now is her father, who must take drastic actions that he may live to regret"--MGE Inc. web site
Łuk erosa Cupid's bow ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in Polish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This erotic film, set in Krakow early in World War I, depicts a young woman's flaunting of social conventions when her husband is declared missing in action
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzyzstof Kieslowski( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Polish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski and co-written by Kieslowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz. It consists of 10 one-hour films, each of which represents one of the Ten Commandments and explores possible meanings of the commandment, often ambiguous or contradictory, within a fictional story set in modern Poland. The entire 10 episode mini series is featured on the first five discs. Disc Six is a bonus DVD that features a documentary on director Krysztof Kieslowski. Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Ein kurzer Film über die Liebe ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sztuka kochania The art of love ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Sztuka kochania ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in Polish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Psychological comedy about love, family and happiness
No desearás a la mujer de tu prójimo Dekalog, dziewiec = Decálogo nueve ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Polish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La vida de Roman, un joven médico, se derrumba cuando descubre que es impotente
Zabij mnie glino ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Polish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A man whose crime boss double-crossed him during his trial manages to escape from the courtroom
Nic śmiesznego ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Damn it!", says film director Adam Miauczynski, "Nothing Funny happened to me in my bloody life." He always has bad luck. He is unsuccessful in his career and in his relationships with women. His life is an unusual mixture of bad luck, ignorance, lack of common sense and inability to function in society."--Container
 
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Polish (46)
German (2)
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