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A Stranger On My Couch

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Poland
Runtime
52min
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An online hospitality site means that strangers wind up in Polish people’s homes. A heavy-metal fanatic in a pensioner’s flat, a medical student at a motorcyclist’s pad, a Vietnamese man at a young mother’s place, a Swiss fencing enthusiast in the residence of two conservative sisters... What are they seeking in their encounters with strangers? Is one night enough to fill a void in someone’s life. Or will it simply make it even more painfully acute?

An image of a contemporary city from the couchsurfers’ perspective. Warsaw is becoming a meeting place for people from different corners of the world, of different ages, with different life stories. What they have in common is a feeling of being lost and a dire need to run away from their solitude. Couchsurfing is becoming a platform of communication for totally different worlds – what may be any other reason why a Polish engineer in his fifties and a German student assemble together a Chinese model of a helicopter?

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  • Original Title
    Obcy na mojej kanapie
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Grzegorz Brzozowski
  • Cinematography
    Magda Kowalczyk
  • Editing
    Joanna Wojtulewicz, Daniel Gąsiorowski
  • Sound
    Radosław Ochnio, Dariusz Wancerz, Maciej Krupa, Jarosław „Bodo” Bajdowski, Marcin Lenarczyk
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2017
    • Listapad Minsk IFF, Belarus, 2018
    • World Film Festival, Estonia, 2019
  • Awards
    • Krakow Film Festival, Poland - Silver Hobby-Horse

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