Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Wojciech is nothing if not difficult, bitter, vituperative, cynical and suspicious. In this black comedy, he is also a quintessential victim of circumstances. Nothing seems to go right in his life, and this, it seems, is as it should be. As he tells his mousy wife, whom he hates with a special passion: "You have to be attractive to have attractive things happen to you." On one occasion, the decidedly unattractive man becomes subjected to harassment by not one but three policemen while out taking an innocent stroll. His family and neighbors receive the same treatment from him that he dishes out to his wife, and his nearly forgotten son appears to be storing up his unhappy experiences in order to have an Inner Life at least as rich (and ugly) as his father's.
anti-hero, grouch, misanthrope, neurotic, police-harassment, wife