The man with the magic box

Title The man with the magic box
Original title Czlowiek z magicznym pudelkiem
Year of production 2017
Country Poland
Scriptwriter Bodo Kox, Paulina Krajnik
Director Bodo Kox
ScripTeast Edition IX
Creative Advisors David Matamoros, Paul Miller
Head of Studies Tom Abrams
Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award / Special Mention Special Mention Scripteast Cannes 2015
Producers/co-producers/ funding / Alter Ego Pictures, Harine Films, Kreatywna Europa,  Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Studio Postprodukcyjne ORKA, TVN, Vargo
Sales agent
Distributor Kino Swiat


Festivals/ awards/ cinema results Busan, Warsaw Fil Festival, FPFF Gdynia, Cottbus, OFF Camera, SFFF Trieste

Polish Film Awards 2018 nominee, Polish Film Festival 2017 Winner Feature Film


2017: Asteroide award of the international Trieste Science+Fiction Festival[4]

2017: Award for music at the Gdynia Film Festival, Poland

2017: GreenBox award at the Bluebox Film Festival, Olsztyn, Poland


Synopsis In a not so distant dystopian future Adam escapes from poor part of Warsaw to the New City. With a help of a secret society Adam gets a flat in an old building and finds a job a cleaner. He falls in love with Goria, a beautiful employee in the HR department, but she doesn’t treat him seriously.

In his flat Adam finds a radio from the 1950’s that broadcasts the beautiful music from the past. The radio also emits the Theta waves that facilitate time travel. Adam starts to experiment with the Theta waves and he gets stuck in the past. When he doesn’t show up for work Goria – realizing that she has lost true love – starts to look for him in the past.

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