How I Fell in Love with a Gangster (Polish: Jak pokochałam gangstera) is a 2022 Polish film directed by Maciej Kawulski, written by Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski and starring Tomasz Wlosok, Aleks Kurdzielewicz and Antoni Królikowski.
Parents need to know that How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is a Polish crime drama about Nikodem Skotarczak, \"Poland's most notorious gangster.\" From his beginning as a street scam artist taking money from tourists and travelers to his much grander schemes involving auto theft and drug running, this crime drama glamorizes Nikodem's short life, full of women, drugs, and crime, as that of a \"tiger rather than a turtle.\" Featuring lots of sex, nudity, blood, violence, suicide, drug use, drinking, and smoking, this gangster film isn't for kids. Many women end up killing themselves, and many men get viciously injured, hurt, or killed. There are beatings, headbutts, whippings, wrist cutting, dead bodies, and bullets to the head. Many women also have sex with and give oral sex to Nikodem. Strong language throughout includes: f--k,\" \"f--ker,\" \"f--king,\" \"motherf--ke-r,\" \"s--t,\" \"a--hole,\" \"ass,\" \"whore,\" \"d--k,\" \"butt,\" \"damn,\" and \"hell.\"
Most of the elements of a good gangster crime drama are here, but unfortunately, they don't make for a good movie. Part of the issue in How I Fell in Love with a Gangster has to do with the source material, as Nikodem's actual life should seem to limit what this film could do. For example, they can't depict Nikodem as dull or boring if everyone knew him to be charming and charismatic. But the problem here is that Nikodem's portrayal is simply not that interesting. He isn't all that charismatic. Passionate, sure. Really wants to make money and be \"a gangster,\" sure. He likes sex and drugs, sure. But is there any danger about him Anything unique Any explosive anger like Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) or Tommy DeVito (Goodfellas) Anything terrifying about him like Bill Cutting (Gangs of New York) Not at all. Nikodem isn't a killer, not scary, and his depiction here doesn't justify why so many people in Poland supposedly adore him.
There are a few characters around Nikodem who are terrifying in different ways, but sadly they only further emphasize how underwhelming Nikodem's character is. Outside of having sex, drinking, and doing drugs, Nikodem isn't much of a gangster at all. Also, this movie is brutally long at 3 hours. While it clearly wants to be an epic, this chronological biopic could've had many of its chapters cut. This film has a lot of love for its subject, perhaps too much, as this glamorization of his life feels shallow and unable to get to anything meaningful about the real Nikodem. His actions, behavior, and reasons for doing things all remain the same the entire film, as does the viewer's view of him.
Films or shows about gangsters usually have a serious tone with lots of violence. Director Maciej decided to change our perceptions of a gangster drama. His characters(except Nikoś) break the fourth fall. It happens suddenly, and the characters, for the most part, have amusing things to say.
How I Fell in Love with a GangsterAttribution informationDirector(s)Maciej KawulskiProducer(s)Maciej KawulskiTomasz WardynWriter(s)Krzysztof GurecznyMaciej KawulskiStarringTomasz WłosokAntoni KrólikowskiAgnieszka GrochowskaMusic byAleksander Milwiw-BaronGrzegorz PiotrowskiProduction informationReleasedJanuary 12, 2022Run time179 minutesLanguagePolishMovies on NetflixHow I Fell in Love with a Gangster (Polish: Jak pokochalam gangstera) is a Polish film directed by Maciej Kawulski from a screenplay by Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski. The film is inspired by a true story.
The movie is a quintessential gangster movie. The story begins with an inquisitive journalist questioning a mysterious woman about Nikos, years after his death. The story then unfolds to reveal Nikos's childhood, his abusive father, and economic issues that compelled him to take up this illegal life of his. It then proceeds to glorify his rise as the most prominent gangster in Poland with a charm that attracts several women. As he grows in wealth and status, his pride grows as well. He is a smuggler and criminal in the 1970s, a very successful one indeed.
Nikos loves chicks, crime and money, and rather than Kawulski portraying the more nuanced traits of the original Skotarczak in his fiction, he emphasises these familiar traits to draw in fans of these films as much as possible with his classic gangster movie schematics.
Despite the milieu, the era and the atmosphere, this is not the Eastern European gangster film that will one day be mentioned alongside the genre films of Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola, Sergio Leone or other famous Hollywood directors. The three-hour running time is a bit long, and this film really has to be watched in one sitting if you don't want to get lost in it because it is quite convoluted - which is actually a positive thing here. Although the 'love' in the title is not typical of the film, anyone who is really curious about how the most famous Polish gangster built his empire in the socialist era will not be disappointed by this long but substantial gangster epic.
When Beli started dating the Gangster, he romanced her intensively. He also confessed that he felt tormented by his past crimes. Despite her initial reservations, Beli connected with him over their shared orphanhood, and she eventually fell in love. The Gangster promised to marry her and buy her houses in Miami and Havana.
Many a tale has been told about a poor schmuck who fell in love with a beautiful woman, only to find out she likes someone very dangerous. Usually, the dumb cluck will persist in trying to win her heart and \"take her away from all this\". Depending on where the story lies on the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism, our hero may get the girl in the end and get away clean, or one or both of them may end up very, very dead. Or he may do the sensible thing and get out while the getting's good. But then there wouldn't be much of a story, would there
Anime & Manga A one-shot character in the Black Jack manga does this by accident; he's fallen in love with Pinoko's voice, and a coincidence makes him think the gangster's girlfriend is the one with angelic vocal cords. She isn't, and the would-be suitor makes a quick getaway. This is what set up the tragic Love Triangle between Spike, Vicious and Julia in Cowboy Bebop. Especially tragic because Spike (who was a Red Dragon member himself) and Vicious used to be the best of friends before this. Ian from A Cruel God Reigns has a fling with a gangster's wife, although it turns out that he is possibly only a soldier. A story in Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo has a small-time yakuza member fall in love with his boss's girlfriend, who he knew in high school. When the boss tries to frame the member for a crime, the girlfriend agrees to run away with the guy. It ends not so great. The guy falls into the ocean and seemingly drowns so that the girl can escape. The girl is later seen telling a police officer the story, implying that she made it. It later turns out that the yakuza member was turned into a dog and taken in by one of D's purebreds. The Tarot Cafe has a Romeo and Juliet love story between the daughter of a mob boss and the son of a rival boss. Both know full well what will happen, but choose to elope. The daughter's magic pet cat is also in love with her, but no one actually knows about it. The cat later dies so the daughter and her boyfriend can escape.
Literature Leads to the final fate of the main character in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. A key element in the Iain Banks story \"Dead Air\". The relationship and the potential consequences of that guy finding out drive much of the plot. The Stephen King story \"The Ledge\" from Night Shift deals with a man who falls in love with a gangster's wife and is forced to walk a ledge all the way around an apartment building. It's very high up and the ledge is six inches wide. If he wins, he gets the girl, n.q.a. If he loses, he falls to his death. This guy being a criminal, of course, there's a rather nasty loophole in the deal. The Sidney Sheldon novel A Stranger In The Mirror twists this around. The protagonist, a famous comedian, beds a gangster's mistress, but he has no interest in her beyond a one-night stand. Regardless, he's still terrified when the gangster and his cronies show up on his doorstep, only to have the gangster pull an I Want My Beloved to Be Happy and demand that he marry the girl, as she's head over heels in love with him. Given the kind of man he is, he threatens him anyway, pairing this with an If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her.... The deuteragonist of The Valley of Fear deals with this by gaining the favor of the gang himself. It does get his rival to back off, but needless to say, the love interest is not thrilled.
Live-Action TV In the second season of Boardwalk Empire, Owen, an IRA enforcer who works for Nucky, starts pursuing and eventually sleeps with Nucky's mistress Margaret. Since the show has some of the same creators as The Sopranos, comparisons between Owen and Furio happened almost immediately. A modern retelling of The Canterbury Tales on the BBC featured this trope in an adaptation of \"The Sea Captain's Tale\". In the original, the cuckolded husband is a ruthless banker/usurer with a manipulative, extravagant wife. In the adaptation, the usurer is The Don of a South-Asian community and is a money lender and \"importer/exporter\". In both versions, the seducer borrows money from the husband on her behalf. In the modern version, the guy is more innocent, and the husband is a Crazy Jealous Guy, so things don't go well. Castle had an episode \"The Blue Butterfly\" involving the 50-year-old diary of a gritty private eye, a scuzzy crime boss, a gorgeous gun moll, and a diamond-encrusted butterfly. That one actually turned out very nicely. In Flashpoint, an undercover agent becomes involved with the drug leader's girlfriend and his actions to protect her while bringing down the drug gang only led to trouble for him, her and Team One. In the third episode of Quantum Leap (2022), Ben discovers that his leapee, a boxer named Danny, is in a secret relationship with the girlfriend of his boxing opponent. In the Seinfeld episode \"The Friar's Club,\" Kramer dates a girl who refuses to be seen with him in public. It turns out to be for this reason. The real danger is (unintentionally) from her, however; when Kramer falls heavily asleep at her apartment (having been recently attempting polyphasic sleep, which left him seriously sleep-deprived) and she thinks he's dead, she calls some friends to dump the \"body\" into the Hudson River rather than have her boyfriend find out that she was cheating. Kramer escapes but never finds out what was really going on, assuming she tried to have him killed to keep anyone else from having him. In The Sopranos, Furio gradually falls in love with Carmela Soprano after seeing her day after day while coming by to pick up Tony Soprano every morning. Furio himself is a dangerous Made Man in the Mafia, but Tony is the Boss. Furio's father eventually tells him that he can either abandon his love for Carmela, or kill Tony. Furio does almost go ahead with killing Tony, but backs out and flees the area instead. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode \"The Royale\", Riker, Data and Worf are stuck in a virtual reality simulation of a poorly written book where the bellhop at the eponymous hotel/casino is in love with a gangster's moll. The bellhop has a gun with which to \"deal\" with the gangster, but the gangster kills him instead.You should have listened to me, kid. No woman's worth dying for. Killing for, not dying for. In Twin Peaks Juvenile delinquent Bobby Briggs is having an affair with Shelly Johnson, the wife of the more seasoned criminal Leo Johnson Also Sheriff Truman and Josie Packard. 59ce067264