Netflix 'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster': 5 things to know about Polish drama

'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster' is inspired by the true story of notorious Polish gangsters Nikodem 'Nikos' Skotarczak

                            Netflix 'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster': 5 things to know about Polish drama
Tomasz Wlosok as Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak in 'How I Fell in Love with a Stranger’ (Netflix)

Netflix has done all the hard work to take its operations worldwide and as a result, the platform has turned out to become the biggest streaming service in the world. One of the reasons that made Netflix so successful was its hunger to collaborate with filmmakers and showrunners across the globe.

The platform’s international catalog is filled with extraordinary titles such as ‘Money Heist’, ‘The Forgotten Battle’, ‘Who Killed Sara?’ and many more. However, the streaming platform is set to expand the catalog with its upcoming movie ‘How I Fell in Love with a Stranger’. Inspired by a true story, the Polish film chronicles the journey of one of the most notorious Polish gangsters Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak.


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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. The premise of the film looks interesting and seems to be another win for the streaming service. Here’s everything we know about the movie.

A Still from 'How I Fell in Love with a Gangster' (Netflix)


When does ‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster’ release and where can you watch it?

The upcoming Polish drama will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, January 12. According to the Netflix Press site, the movie will be available for streaming at 3.01 am EST. Viewers can download the Netflix app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. They can subscribe to the platform and watch their favorite movie and shows whenever they want to.

What is ‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster’ all about?

The official synopsis reads, “Nikos is a man with an unbridled appetite for success, who specializes in the illegal import of cars to Poland. Gigantic money, building a car empire, and spectacular breakout from prison. His life is a constant roller coaster, which shows how much you have to sacrifice to be able to remain yourself. From a petty money changer to the godfather of the Tricity mafia. The film is inspired by the true story of the Polish gangster Nikodem "Nikoś" Skotarczak.”

Who stars in Netflix’s Polish movie?

Polish actor Tomasz Wlosok will be playing the role of Nikodem "Nikoś" Skotarczak in the upcoming film while Agnieszka Grochowska portrays Milena ‘Czarna’. On the other hand, Krystyna Janda would be playing Rita in the movie.

Tomasz Wlosok

One of the prominent names in the Polish entertainment industry, Tomasz Wlosok began his career in 2011 with a short film and made his Television debut with ‘Pierwsza Milosc’ in 2012. Since then, he has been a part of several high-end Polish dramas such as ‘Na Zoze’, ‘Diagnoza’, ‘M jak Milosc’, ‘1983’, and many more.


Other actors to feature in the film include Antoni Krolikowski as Komo, Magdalena Lamparska as Halina Ostrowska, Eryk Lubos as Kleks and Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz as Nikita.


The movie has been helmed by Maciej Kawulski and written by the dynamic duo of Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski.

Kawulski and Tomasz Wardyn are producers of the film.



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