Destined for the Blues
Skazany na bluesa, 2005, 101 min.
|Ryszard Riedel||Tomasz Kot|
|Gola Riedel||Jolanta Fraszynska|
|Leszek Martinek (Dzem Manager)||Przemyslaw Bluszcz|
|Polowa, Gola’s Mother||Anna Dymna|
|Members of Dzem||Beno & Adam Otreba, Pawel Berger, Jerzy Stryczynski, Zbigniew Szczerbinski|
On a summer morning in 1993 in the small Silesian town of Tychy Rysiek Riedel, the leader of the music group “Dzem” takes off with his band for a concert in Warsaw. It happens to be an exceptional concert and a significant day in the life of the 37-year old musician. Destined for the Blues is a biography of Riedel, the legendary leader of the band “Dzem.” It is the story of an escape from the drab reality of communist Poland into the world of music and, unfortunately, drugs. The film paints a portrait of a charismatic musician lost in a blind, deadly alley.