GenreDrama ScreenplayWojciech Jerzy Has CountryPoland
Release date12 September 1983 (1983-09-12) Based on??????? ??????? (A Dreary Story)
by Anton Chekhov WriterAnton Chekhov (short story), Wojciech Has Initial releaseSeptember 12, 1983 (Poland) CastGustaw Holoubek (Professor), Hanna Mikuc (Katarzyna), Anna Milewska (Weronika), Janusz Gajos (Aleksander Gnekker), Marek Bargielowski (Michal) Similar moviesRelated Wojciech Jerzy Has movies
An Uneventful Story (Polish: Nieciekawa historia) is a 1986 Polish film directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, starring Gustaw Holoubek. The film is an adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekhov and tells the story of a professor of medicine who begins an affair with a young pupil.
Michal (Gustaw Holoubek) is a middle aged professor of medicine in a provincial town who is bored by the mundane and superficial nature of his life, friends and family. Katarzyna (Hanna Mikuc), a young woman returns to the town and the two have an affair.
Marek Bargielowski as Michal
Wladyslaw Dewoyno as Mikolaj
Janusz Gajos as Aleksander Gnekker
Gustaw Holoubek as Professor
Janusz Michalowski as Piotr
Hanna Mikuc as Katarzyna
Anna Milewska as Weronika
Jerzy Zygmunt Nowak as Waiter
Elwira Romanczuk as Liza
Leszek Zentara as Student
Has first submitted a script for An Uneventful Story to the communist authorities as the follow up project to The Saragossa Manuscript, when it was rejected he made The Codes (Szyfry) instead. The film was the director's first after a hiatus of 10 years, after Has had a number of projects blocked by the communist authorities because he had taken The Hour-Glass Sanatorium to the Cannes Film Festival against their wishes. It was filmed in the city of Tarnów in the Polish province of Małopolskie.