The Man with the Magic Box

Synopsis: A janitor in Warsaw stumbles upon a time-traveling device in his apartment and gets stuck in the past while the woman he's been seeing looks for him.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Bodo Kox
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
103 min


We have to explain in the simplest way

for you to understand

who you are,

but you won't know who you were.

The government removed your memory

to restore you to society,

without taking away your physical life.


Warsaw, 2030

You must be familiar

with the 1997 classic film "Men in Black",

directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Billy...

They had a similar gadget.

One click and a patient

remembered nothing, at all.



Anyway, the situation is similar.

You lost your old identity

but gained a new, better life.

Of course, we'll provide you with a good job,

appreciate it.

And we promise the government

won't bother you anymore.

We thank you for your sacrifice

for the betterment of our reborn, national state.

We wish you all the best

in your future endeavors.

Where is he?

Where is he?



with a special appearance of

with a special appearance of

Don't lose it.


I told you it would come back to you.

Sooner or later you'll remember everything.

So, what's my name?


I know, it was a joke.


Try to blend in.


good luck.



You shouldn't hang up, sir.

This is the best offer, you'd better hold off.

Yes, yes.

Mister Osowiecki said that...

Yes, yes.

Of course,

I remember. Yes.

Yes, yes!



No, oh no.

Forget it.

You won't find it on this side of the river.

Forget it.


Come, come.

The building is uninhabited,

because the city has some unresolved

issues with the descendants

from before the World War II,

can you believe it?

Are you with me?

So! Theoretically you can't live here,

no building commissioning and so on.

director of photography

But since I have to put you here,

then well...



I've cleaned one of the flats upstairs,

strange layout.

It looks like servant's quarters.

I haven't touched the rest.

Come, come.

Do you know how old this light bulb is?

Very old!

And it works!


Come, come.

production manager

Take it.

Take it.


And now I'll show you something cool.


written and directed by

No meters.

Free water.

Do you get it?

Give me your hand.

Adam, you have insufficient funds

in your account.

So maybe this...

Thank you for your transaction.

Do you need a loan?

OK, good.

Tomorrow you'll have

the container on the street.

I'll see you in two weeks,

when you get settled.

When you get some money.

First week free of charge.

You know,

I risk a lot here

so, if you could...

send a thousand points or so my way?

Every month.

You can get cheap cash from the Prols

on the other side of the river.


and don't you forget to go to work

or they'll send you back.


We will implant a chip In your body,

it will be your new identity,

your credit card...

Meanwhile in Warsaw,

the head of the Visegrad Union,

Roman Lebik,

reassured his allies at the convention,

that the cities of our homelands

are perfectly protected

by the missile defense shield.

The incidents that have taken place

in eastern Slovakia

are the result of opposition sabotage.

Burgers and energy drink.

Roman Lebik also confirmed

the quotas of military contingents

for joint defense and

counteroffensive operations.


So, how are you?

You won't believe

what happened to me yesterday.


I go for a walk with my little girl,

right, just like we always do and we,

you know, circle the apartment building

once, twice, three times, yeah,

and we meet this guy form the apartment 20,

you know the guy, yeah.

Excuse me, whose bag is this?

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Bodo Kox

Bodo Kox (born April 22, 1977, Wrocław, Poland, birth name: Bartosz Koszała), is a Polish film director, actor, and screenwriter, known for award-winning feature films The Girl from the Wardrobe (2013) and The Man with the Magic Box (2017).He officially changed his name to Bodo Kox in 2006. more…

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