• 2018
  • Poland
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Malgorzata Szumowska
  • Cast: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol
  • UK release: 7 December 2018

Jacek (Kościukiewicz) is a cocky construction worker who suffers an accident and gets a face transplant. Szumowska’s film is a mix of social satire and identity crisis which treads a fine balance between comic exuberance and the urge to comment on the state of Poland.

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3 Dec 20184 stars

A face transplant forces a man to see the world afresh in a comedic and critical Polish drama

Scratch the surface of a seemingly respectable society and you will uncover a world of primal urges and blind prejudices in Mug (Twarz). Malgorzata Szumowska's mix of social satire and identity crisis may be a little scattershot at times but it builds…

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