EARTHLY PARADISE

DROGA DO RAJU

By Gerwazy REGULA

BASU GROUP SP.K. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Gerwazy REGULA
    • Synopsis
    • The main character of the movie is Ela. She is thirty years old. She lives in a scenic town surrounded by mountains.
      Ela’s life is not easy. She fights for better tomorrow for her and her son – who she raises by herself.
      Her every day looks the same – working in local abattoir, taking care of her sick mother and spending time with her friend.
      One day, just like in a fairy tale, magic and happiness appears in her life.
      First signal to change her bad luck is her passion and hobby – creating culinary recipes.
      Getting in love with almost mystic man becomes turning point in her life. Ela decides to start hard battle with reality. New spirit grows in her. She gets extra job in supermarket. She is becoming “super-woman” fighting for happiness every day. She starts making her dreams come true.
      Mirek, man that she is in love with, makes her stronger and helps her believe in herself. They build a relationship, sometimes family. Mirek is a local legend, outsider. He is descended from a very influent family. People from the town live their stereotypes. What Mirek does, his past, are not understood – negatively estimated.
      Mirek is a soldier, who just got back from Iraq. He carries large emotional load of disagreement – everything that is connected to coming back from war, place not understood for normal citizens. After coming back from the mission he gets first “normal” job – he becomes garbage truck driver. He intentionally distances himself from the environment.
      Ela’s friend fatal accident and Mirek’s sickness makes Ela stronger person. Her presence in hospital makes Mirek recover very quickly. People start to believe that she cures. However Ela feels huge distance to herself and her curing abilities. Along with Mirek they adopt Ela’s friend daughter. Together they start a bar by the road. This way Ela makes her dreams reality – she put her culinary recipes in menu. She changes her fate, and fate of her family.
      Town background is only an excuse to tell a universal story about a woman, who believes in herself and look forward to the future with hope.
      This story is a fairy tale for adults, a dreamed world of a woman, who is struggling everyday life – not fabulous reality. Everything finishes like in a fairy tale – with a happy ending. A happy ending that is well-earned by main character. A happy ending which is the beginning of what we all dream of.
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