Bodo returns: TV series takes up bittersweet tale of Polish movie star
PR dla Zagranicy
A lavish 13-part television series on one of the best-loved Polish movie and cabaret stars of the black and white era is being broadcast each Sunday over the next three months.
Tomasz Schuchardt as Bodo. Image: press materials
'Bodo' charts the life and times of Eugeniusz Bodo, whose glittering career came to an abrupt halt during World War II when he was deported to a remote gulag in the depths of the Soviet Union.
The current production, which was filmed last year after being commissioned by national broadcaster TVP, was directed by Michał Kwieciński, producer of Jan Komasa's 2014 box office smash 'Warsaw 44' about the WWII Warsaw Uprising.
Bodo is played by two actors in the series, with Antoni Królikowski covering the earlier years and Tomasz Schuchardt the latter ones.
Jiving his way through the Jazz Age, Bodo juggled acting, dancing, singing, screenwriting and directing, while also branching out into business, launching a glamorous Warsaw cafe and becoming co-owner of a film studio.
Recordings of songs by the star remain popular to this day in Poland.
The first episode of 'Bodo' was broadcast on Sunday 6 March. (nh/pk)
Trailer of TVP's 'Bodo'