Often quoted as a favourite Polish comedy Day of the Wacko is a non-stop tirade about the inequalities and indignities of life as seen through the eyes of Adaś Miauczyński. Played this time by Marek Kondrat, Adaś is a recurring character in Marek Koterski’s films, here in absurdist mode, virtually paralysed by his neuroses.
A middle aged school teacher, he is frustrated by his job, his relationships and the changing face of Polish politics in a post-socialist era. As he shares his analysis of the world out loud we gain insight into his (often dubious) social and sexual politics but begin to understand the challenges he faces, not least his growing isolation.
Fans of Mr Bean will surely appreciate the physical comedy routines that punctuate his journey.
The film will be available as a part of BFI Player subscription from 6 - 27 May.