Netflix “How I fell in love with a gangster”: 5 things to know about Tomasz Wlosok

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Netflix’s catalog of international titles is set to expand with the upcoming Polish film “How I Fell in Love with a Gangster” directed by Maciek Kawulski. Based on a true story, the film revolves around the life of one of the most notorious Polish gangsters, Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak. Nikodem was known for drug trafficking and he soon became one of Poland’s most notorious criminals. As well as showing his criminal side, the film will also show the other side of him that was not known to many.

It is the second Polish film to be released on Netflix in the space of 4 months. In October 2021, “Operation Hyacinth”, a Polish crime drama, made its way onto the platform and received widespread acclaim. The creators of “How I fell in love with a gangster” are also hoping for a similar reception.

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The film also features a cast of stellar stars and they are ready to wow everyone with their performances. Let’s take a look at the cast of the Netflix movie.

Krystyna Janda as Rith in “How I Fell in Love with a Gangster” (Netflix)

Tomasz Wlosok as Nikodem “Nikos” Skotarczak

Born October 13, 1990, Wlosok began his acting career in 2011 with a short film and made his television debut in 2012 with “Pierwsza Milosc”. After making his debut, he made several appearances on shows like “Ojciec Mateusz”, “True Law” and “Bodo”. In 2016 he received another major acting role in the series ‘Na Noze’ and ‘M Jak Milosc’.

Since then he has made appearances on ‘1983’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Stulecie Winnych’, ‘Raven’ and ‘Operation Hyacinth’.

Magdalena Lamparska as Halina Ostrowska

Born January 6, 1988, Magdalena Lamparska is one of the shining stars of the Polish entertainment industry. After making her debut in 2007, she was seen in several high-end companies and continues to receive praise for her performance. She had her first major acting role on the 2010 TV show “Hotel 52” and played the role of Marta in a total of 87 episodes. In 2017, she made her Hollywood debut with “The Zookeeper’s Wife” alongside Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl.

Recently, she was seen in the controversial Netflix film “365 Days” and will also reprise her role in the sequel.

Agnieszka Grochowska as Milena ‘Czarna’

Agnieszka Grochowska is an award-winning Polish actress who has made a name for herself giving outstanding performances over the years. She started working in the Polish entertainment industry in 2002 and instantly became a star. His roles in projects such as “Warsaw”, “The Welts”, “Ekipa” and “Upperdog” have received critical acclaim as well as public acclaim. In 2007, she received the Shooting Star Trophy at the Berlin International Film Festival.

For her role in the film ‘In Darkness’ in 2011, she was nominated for the best actress award at the Polish Film Awards. Her role in “Bez Wstydu” earned her her first Best Actress trophy at the Polish Film Awards. On the other hand, she made her Hollywood debut with “Child 44” opposite Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace. She also had a central role in the film “Teen Spirit” in 2018 opposite Elle Fanning.

Krystyna Janda as Rita

One of the most influential names in the Polish entertainment industry, Krystyna Janda has given many stellar performances during her illustrious career. Known as Meryl Streep from Poland, Janda has worked in the industry for over 40 years now and has worked on over 70 projects (nationally and internationally).

She won the award for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990 for the film “Przesluchanie” and also won the same distinction at the Polish Film Festival. Janda played the role of Barbara Brucker in the Oscar winning film “Mephisto”.
The actress received the Gold Medal of the Medal of Merit in Culture – Gloria Artis for her contribution in the field of the arts.

Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz as Nikita

Even though she’s been in the industry for only 8 years, Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz has done an amazing job taking her career chart to greater heights. She made her debut in 2013 with the television series ‘Rodzinka.pl’. On the other hand, her first role in a movie came in 2018 with “Women of the Mafia”.

Julia’s other major TV role came with “Kobiety Mafii” in 2018 and since then she has never looked back. The actress has also been nominated for the People’s Choice Awards and the Kid’s Choice Awards.

Excited by “How I fell in love with a gangster”? Watch the Polish film exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, January 12.

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