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Mug

(Poland)

Directed by:
Malgorzata Szumowska
Cast:
Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk, Dariusz Chojnacki, Robert Talarczyk
Duration:
1h:31m
TIFF edition:
2018
Section:
3x3
Synopsis:

Jacek enjoys his existance as a cool misfit and keeps his muscles toned working on a building site close to the Polish-German border where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. But then his life is thrown badly off course by a terrible accident at work that completely disfigures him. Eagerly followed by the Polish media, Jacek becomes the first person in the country to receive a face transplant. He may be celebrated as a national hero and martyr, but he no longer recognises himself in the mirror. Meanwhile, the statue of Jesus grows taller and taller.

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