Dżej Dżej

Directed by Maciej Pisarek

The hero of this perverse comedy is Jerzy (portrayed by Borys Szyc), a completely incurable romantic, who finds the love of his life in the voice coming from the navigation system in his car. Jerzy is a gadget-head, and loves all kinds of electronic devices – he gives them names, and then talks to them. This makes him fall in love with Carmen – the voice from his car-navigation system.

Every day, Jerzy drives from Toruń to Bydgoszcz. He goes from his home at ul. Bydgoska 50, to Okole Lock on the Bydgoszcz Canal.

Simultaneously in Bydgoszcz and Toruń

The film was made in Toruń and Bydgoszcz, simultaneously.

The apartment of the main protagonist Jerzy is located at ul. Bydgoska 50/52. It is one of the most-beautiful tenement houses, with half-timbered walls (fachwerk, in German), examples of which still exist in this district of Toruń, dating back to the 19th Century.

The hero works at Czyżkówko Lock, which is a very-well-preserved part of the Bydgoszcz Canal, located at on ul. Mińska, the Flisy Housing Estate – it was constructed in 1915. The lock had played in a film before. It was a place where Gustlik, Janek, and Grigorij, the tank crew from Czterej pancerni i pies/Four tank-men and a dog, a cult TV series filmed in the 1970s, had a battle with the Germans.

Another important protagonist in the film is the streets, roads, and bridges located along the road which connects both capitals of the province. They were captured beautifully by cinematographer Mikołaj Łebkowski.

Trivia

  • Dżej Dżej is the feature début by documentary filmmaker Marek Pisarek, a graduate of the Lodz Film School and the Northern School Of Film And Television.
  • To play Jerzy Jurecki, Borys Szyc lost 10kg in weight.

Information on the film

Dżej Dżej

Poland 2014, 81′

Directed by: Maciej Pisarek

Screenplay: Maciej Pisarek

Cinematography: Mikołaj Łebkowski

Music: Natalia Fiedorczuk

Producer: Kuba Kosma, Maciej Pisarek

Produced by: Filtry Sp. z o.o.

Co-production: Yakumama Film, Fundacja Tumult, Studio Soundmaking.pl,

Cast: Borys Szyc, Justyna Sieniawska (the voice of Carmen), Jan Wieczorkowski, Bartłomiej Firlet, Justyna Wasilewska, and others.

Selected Awards

The Young and Cinema Koszalin Debut Film Festival – nomination – participation in the Main Competition.

Bydgoszcz

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