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In a dystopian future not so far away, Adam escapes his poor district of Warsaw into the New City. With the help of a secret society he finds an apartment in an old house as well as a job as a cleaner. He falls in love with Goria, a pretty employee from the personnel department, but she doesn’t take him entirely seriously. In his apartment Adam finds an old radio from the 1950s, which still broadcasts the beautiful music from this period. He begins to experiment with theta waves and ends up getting stuck in the past. When he stops showing up at work, Goria – who now realises that he truely loves her – goes off in search of him via time travel. Director Bodo Kox manages to competently integrate his influences, reaching from Steven Spielberg to Andrei Tarkovsky, into this film. Besides his enthusiasm for the books of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, Kox is very interested in Europe’s future, especially in light of the recent crises in the Middle East and in Ukraine. All of this results in a fascinating science fiction thriller with an original plot and a wonderfully romantic love story. As Bodo Kox expresses accurately: love conquers all.


Bodo Kox

Bodo Kox

Director and Writer The Man With The Magic Box
In Vienna: April 21-22


Teresa Bönisch

Teresa Bönisch

Moderator film program

Aurelia Burckhardt

Aurelia Burckhardt

Moderator film program

The Man with the Magic Box

Original Title

Człowiek z magicznym pudełkiem


Bodo Kox


Bodo Kox


Olga Bołądź, Piotr Polak, Sebastian Stankiewicz


Feature film


Polish Weekend


Italy, Poland




Polish with Engl. sub.

Running time

103 min.


Reel Suspects


Saturday 21.04.

20:30 Artis International 3

Sunday 22.04.

18:00 Actors Studio 1