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Reality Shock

Reality Shock
Scene from "Reality Shock" (photo © Stanislaw Mucha, 2005)

With Reality Shock, an absurd documentary comedy from the Polish primeval forest, Stanislaw Mucha finalizes his East European trilogy. After Absolut Warhola and The Center, Reality Shock shows a wonderful and worldly innocent group of people who, through political and economic changes and the eastern enlargement of the EU, have been ripped out of their isolation and stagnancy. Worried, perplexed and even indifferent, they test the contact to a “new era” – in their own whimsical way. In a stinky Lenin-bar, among good-humored gravediggers, promising kindergarten children, and plump little trolls, the director comes across a group of "strangers" to whom the concept of Europe seems just as alien as the UFO that once landed in their midst.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2005
Director Stanislaw Mucha
Screenplay Stanislaw Mucha
Cinematography Krzysztof Pakulski
Bogdan Saganowski, Jacek Tarasiuk
Billy's Band
Producer Stanislaw Mucha
Production Company Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop/Warsaw for BR
Runtime 79 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Karlovy Vary 2005 (Documentary Competition), Rio 2005, Hof 2005, FID Marseille 2006

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