Kebab i horoskop (Kebab + Horoscope) 2014
Poland – 75 min – drama, comedy
Written and directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk
This time a short review of a Polish movie.
Why short? Cause that’s a short movie. Also, I’m lazy. Okay?
Why Polish? I come from Poland so it’s high time I reviewed one of my land.
The story starts with presenting two unemployed men. Sad. Kebab used to work at a kebab bar but after reading his horoscope for that day he decided to follow it as usual and quits his job. He then meets the fortune-teller and the author of the tip – yes, Horoscope, who has just been fired from the magazine. Sad and mind-blowing. The first man gives the other his kebab and that’s how their partnership begins. They become marketing experts. DEAL WITH IT.
Their first task is to help a small carpet shop. Five people work there and they represent five very different life situations and personalities. There is an old perverted janitor, a forty-something cashier who hosts a Japanese suicidor in her apartment, a young woman who is forced to help her mother search for the love of her life, a former soccer fan whose wife obsessedly tries to connect with him through his passion (so sad!) and lastly, the fitness-loving boss who easily falls in love despite being married. So, the changes begin. Or do they…?
This brilliant movie shows how utterly sad is the reality. Throughout these 75 mins none of the characters laughs and there are just few light smiles. That is in complete opposite to the audience. The laughter bursts every several minutes. The life shown in ‘Kebab i horoskop’ is absurdly cruel, pitiful and dull. In such an extent that you can’t help but have fun.
So have fun with your life!
My rate: 9/10
P.S. The cinematography and editing make the whole film a masterpiece even more!