- “The Quack” by Jerzy Hoffmann was a safe haven for me. So, when Netflix appeared on the horizon and announced that it was working on a new movie called “Quack,” I was concerned
- First I had to deal with the new actors. I had the biggest problem with Maria Kowalska, who played Maria Wilczor
- Netflix’s “Quack” allowed me to take a broader look at Professor Wilczor’s story. And above all, breathe life into the women who appear there
- Netflix has created its own imposter, and it brings a lot of emotion — and not just sadness. The new charlatan knows how to love life, joke and enjoy it
- The only thing missing was the line that always gave me chills
- More current information can be found on the Onet home page
November 1st in my family home looked the same as it always did: we visited the graves of our deceased loved ones, and when we returned cold to my grandparents’ apartment, Piotr Marczewski’s music was already playing on the television, and the gloomy quack appeared on the television screen. a screen.
I knew Professor Wilczor’s story by heart. After some time, I was able to quote quotes from my favorite characters, including the beautiful Marisia, played by Anna Demna. Every time I felt a shiver run down my body when I heard: “Ladies and gentlemen, Your Honor, this is Professor Rafai Wilczor.” In the end, I burst into tears when Jerzy Bencicki and his daughter from the film hugged each other and sat at the grave of their beloved wife and mother.
Hoffman’s song “Quack” brought solace
Jerzy Hoffmann’s “The Quack” was a Band-Aid for me, bringing me solace in my adult life, taking me back to my ancestral home, where the world seemed a little different. This movie was a safe haven for me. So when the Netflix ship appeared on the horizon and announced that it was working on a new Quack movie, I was concerned.
I’ve been following this project since the beginning and couldn’t shake the belief that it would be a failure. In my opinion, “The Imposter” was a film that should not be “revived.” I knew that Jerzy Hoffmann’s version was not the first, because before World War II, Tadeusz Dolja-Mostowicz’s novel had been developed by Michal Waszczyński. Despite everything, I didn’t want anyone to disturb my childhood routine.
First I had to deal with the cast. Leszek Lishota as the imposter? This choice piqued my interest. The biggest problem I faced was with… Maria Kowalska, who played Maria Wilczor. Anna Demna was an unparalleled role model for me. Her wandering gaze, her angelic face, her gentle voice. In my opinion, there was no one who could replace her. So pleased, so wrong.
The new movie “Quack” is a movie about strong women
Finally, the moment came when I pressed the button with trembling hands He plays on the remote control and allowed Michał Gazda to invite me into the new world of “Quack”. This movie was new to me and not just because it was made today. Netflix’s “Quack” allowed me to take a broader look at Professor Wilczor’s story. Above all, he breathed life into women who – as I realized immediately after the screening – in Jerzy Hoffmann’s version were just ethereal, stunning beings (I’m thinking primarily of Maria Wilczor). The writers of the new “Quack” screenplay, namely Marcin Baczynski and Mariusz Kuczewski, have built heroines of flesh and blood.
The women in this film are determined, strong, and know what they want from life. Marisia is not just an orphan who runs away with tears in her eyes when someone steps on her. She has a tremendous amount of sass, but she also has charm. She realizes her worth. He knows how to get a job in the hostel. She is proud when Count Chiensky flirts with her as part of a stupid bet (Played by Ignacy Lees). Finally, he comes face to face with his lover’s mother, played brilliantly by Isabella Cunha. Maria in the remake of “Quack” is a modern girl who knows that women too have a voice to use when they feel ignored, disrespected and pushed to the margins.
Maria Kowalska on the set of the movie “Quack”
‘Quack’ on Netflix: Kosiba was disappointed
Another heroine who dominates this film with her strength is Zośka (played by Anna Szymańczyk). This is a character that was developed and had a huge impact on the entire story. In my opinion, it’s a plus. Zośka is a widow, running her own business, and when Anthony Kosiba, that is, the imposter, appears on the horizon, she completely loses her mind. However, this love does not take away her mind, but rather gives her more strength. When a man like Kosiba stands by her side, nothing is impossible for her. In the climax, when the fight for Marisia’s life occurs, she makes a brave decision and is the proverbial neck that makes the head move, or in this case the quack.
Zosia’s character is crucial to me. Thanks to her, the imposter finally became a human being in my eyes, not a mysterious figure who I had been afraid of as a young girl and who aroused great respect in me. Kosiba was disappointed and the screenwriters made him feel lighter. Leszek Leshota also contributed greatly to this, as he did not try to force himself to imitate his predecessor. He has created his own medicine man, who has a lot of emotions – not just sadness. The new charlatan knows how to love life, joke and enjoy it. Moreover, Leszek Leshota himself emphasized in an interview that “every generation has the right to tell its own story Evergreen“I am a team Netflix In fact, she got what she wanted, which did not entirely satisfy Jerzy Hoffmann, as he said in an interview with Onet.
Leszek Leshota on the set of the movie “Quack”
Every generation has its own “charlatan”.
Netflix’s “Quack” also has a decidedly different ending. here Happy ending It resonates in every remark, smile, or gesture. One finishes watching the film with a belief bordering on certainty that all the characters “lived happily ever after.” And sometimes these are the kinds of productions we desperately need. To give us hope, a little emotion and a smile.
The final scenes of Jerzy Hoffmann’s “The Quack” offer no solace. Maybe because it happened in the cemetery. And this is where we don’t connect well.
The only thing missing was the line that always gave me chills. Maybe it was not answered because it is not Professor Rafael Wilczor. This is the new professor Rafai Wilczor. The modern generation received its own “quack” from Netflix. In my opinion, this is a very valuable gift.
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