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    Good to see you die

    Lambrecht is an art dealer of a special kind. He buys the rarest of art objects, only to sell them for a much higher price to those who desire to personally destroy them. Driving an antique 2015 Porsche Panamera, unhappily married and happily pursuing a long chain of paid love, he is a spoiled man in his late thirties. What he does for a living is not legal, even in the ruthless, ego-driven world of 2034.

    One day, he decides to try FunTime Bunny – a new, clandestine variation of prostitution. Thanks to a special application, it allows the client not only to have sex with the woman, but also to take a bit of her life energy every time they get together.

    It is a fashionable, very expensive pleasure.

    Lena, the prostitute, is not what Lambrecht expects from a whorehouse. She is an independent, smart woman whom he is not able to dominate, despite the uneven relation between them. She is also a passionate, although aloof, lover.

    Lambrecht keeps coming back for more of what Lena has to offer. In the meantime he is arranging new deals for his sick, perverted millionaire clients. Burn a collection of Dutch paintings, saved by a life-sacrificing custodian from a Dresden museum during II WW air raid? With a German flamethrower? Or rather buy complete works of a terminally ill young painter, made to believe his art will outlive him at a specially funded gallery? Naive hopes; a millionaire is only waiting to put the works to extinction. Lambrecht is convinced it is good to get rid of all those luxury objects; they are a superficial fetish of the vain world, and all they stand for is not beauty or truth – just a price tag.

    Repeating his passionate moments with Lena, Lambrecht becomes more and more attached. He does not notice that. Her slightly warmer attitude than the initial ice-cold stares also skips his attention. After all, she is just a prostitute, even if at a special, exquisite level.

    One day, due to a routine medical examination, Lambrecht finds out that his days are numbered. Just like all the works of art he likes to kill, he will be parted with, too.

    As passionately as he destroys beauty, Lambrecht tries to save his own life. Anything goes. Placenta salads, magic, heavy drinking. Doctors give him no hope.

    And who is Lena turning out to be? A heartless, broken soul trying to make a living in a sick society – or a true human being? An angel?

    As the story unfolds, Good To See You Die turns out to be a dramatic tale of passion and love where it is never too late for an awakening. Even for the really bad ones.

    Poland

    Jan Hryniak

    A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Architecture) and the Film School in Łódź. He completed his studies at the Film School with a debut feature film PRZYSTAŃ (MARINA), awarded at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival „Youth and Film”, as well as at the Film Review Prowincjonalia in Słupca.

    He has also directed a crime comedy TRICK awarded for Best Music at the Film Festival in Gdynia 2010. The movie was also highly appreciated abroad, where it received, among others, the prize for Best Film at the International Film Festival of Tamil Nadu 2010 in India and the Best Actor Award for Piotr Adamczyk at 19th International Festival Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China.

    In 2015 his TV series TIME OF HONOUR. THE WARSAW UPRISING received the Eagle – Polish Film Award for Best Feature Series. Currently he is directing a feature film about Tadeusz Kantor, famous Polish stage director, painter, set designer and writer.

    Robert Sieradzki

    Graduate of Warsaw University Psychology Department. Alumnus of The Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada. A copywriter and creative director, agency owner and winner of a number of advertising awards over the past 25 years. He is also a guitarist and vocalist (in 2014 published an album One Too Many as a member of Robbery, available on Bandcamp), and producer of one of the best ciders in Poland (Cider Inn).

    Robert’s first novel, a political thriller, will be published this spring. Another one, based on his experiences as a young child in the golden-era Beirut of the 70s is being now translated into English for publication.

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