Netflix 'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster': 5 things to know about Tomasz Wlosok
The movie also features Magdalena Lamparska and Agnieszka Grochowska in pivotal roles
Netflix’s catalog of international titles is set to expand with the upcoming Polish film ‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster’ directed by Maciek Kawulski. Inspired by a true story, the movie revolves around the life of one of the most notorious Polish gangsters Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak. Nikodem was known for smuggling drugs and soon he became one of the most notorious criminals of Poland. Apart from showing the criminal side of him, the movie will also show the other side of him that was not known to many.
This is the second Polish movie that’s coming out on Netflix in the span of 4 months. In October 2021, ‘Operation Hyacinth’, a Polish crime drama, made its way to the platform and received universal acclaim. The makers of ‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster’ will be hoping for a similar kind of reception as well.
The movie also features a stellar star cast and they are ready to enthrall everyone with their performances. Let’s take a look at the cast of the Netflix movie.
Tomasz Wlosok as Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak
Born on October 13, 1990, Wlosok began his acting career in 2011 with a short movie and went on to make his TV debut in 2012 with ‘Pierwsza Milosc’. After making his debut, he made several cameo appearances on shows like ‘Ojciec Mateusz’, ‘True Law’, and ‘Bodo’. In 2016, he received another major acting role in the series ‘Na Noze’ and ‘M Jak Milosc’.
Since then, he has made appearances on ‘1983’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Stulecie Winnych’, ‘Raven’ and ‘Operation Hyacinth’.
Magdalena Lamparska as Halina Ostrowska
Born on January 6, 1988, Magdalena Lamparska is one of the shining stars of the Polish entertainment industry. After making her debut in 2007, she has been seen in several high-end ventures and continues to garner praise for her performances. She had her first major acting role in 2010’s TV show ‘Hotel 52’ and played the role of Marta in a total of 87 episodes. In 2017, she made her Hollywood debut with ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ opposite Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl.
Recently, she was seen was in the controversial Netflix movie ‘365 Days’ and will be reprising her role in the sequel as well.
Agnieszka Grochowska as Milena ‘Czarna’
Agnieszka Grochowska is an award-winning Polish actress who has made a name for herself by giving stellar performances over the years. She began working in the Polish entertainment industry in 2002 and became an instant star. Her roles in projects such as ‘Warsaw’, ‘The Welts’, ‘Ekipa’, and ‘Upperdog’ received acclaim from critics as well as audiences. In 2007, she received the Shooting Star trophy at the Berlin International Film Festival.
For her role in the 2011 movie ‘In Darkness’, she was nominated for the Best Actress accolade at the Polish Film Awards. Her acting in ‘Bez Wstydu’ made her earn her first Best Actress trophy at the Polish Film Awards. On the other hand, she made her debut in Hollywood with ‘Child 44’ opposite Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace. She also had a pivotal role in the 2018 film ‘Teen Spirit’ opposite Elle Fanning.
Krystyna Janda as Rita
One of the most influential names in the Polish entertainment industry, Krystyna Janda has given numerous stellar performances in her illustrious career. Known as the Meryl Streep of Poland, Janda has been working in the industry for more than 40 years now and has worked on more than 70 projects (domestically and internationally).
She won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990 for the movie ‘Przesluchanie’ and also won the same accolade at the Polish Film Festival. Janda played the role of Barbara Brucker in the Academy Award-winning movie ‘Mephisto’.
The actress has received Golden Medal of the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis for her contribution in the field of arts.
Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz as Nikita
Even though she has been part of the industry for just 8 years, Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz has done an incredible job in taking her career graph to greater heights. She made her debut in 2013 with the TV series ‘Rodzinka.pl’. On the other hand, her first role in a movie came in 2018 with ‘Women of Mafia’.
Julia’s other major acting role on TV came with ‘Kobiety Mafii’ in 2018 and since then she has never looked back. The actress has been nominated at the People’s Choice Awards and Kid’s Choice Awards as well.
Excited about 'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster'? Catch the Polish movie exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, January 12.