Director: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Elglert
Writer: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Elglert (Screenplay)
Starring: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati, Katarzyna Figura, Lukasz Simlat
Plot: Zhenia, a Russian-speaking immigrant from the East works as a masseur in Poland and becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community of his clients.
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Never Gonna Snow Again starts as we meet masseur Zhenia (Utgoff) who uses his skill to help a wealthy community in Poland, here he goes from home to home to help the residents, with each having their own problems, which the short moments with Zhenia help unlock stress.
With each session, Zhenia finds himself learning something about the resident, while also offering up a special power, which will put the resident to sleep, calming them in new ways imaginable.
Thoughts on Never Gonna Snow Again
Thoughts – Never Gonna Sleep Again is a compelling drama showing one man living in a world where he doesn’t fit, around the wealthy who all have confusing lives to the man, but lives he finds himself part of, while dealing with his own demons from the past. Plenty if thrown towards the family dramas going on within the story, while not enough seems to be placed upon the powers Zhenia seems to have, the calming abilities he puts onto people. This is a strange movie that will use the pace of the film to guide us through the world, seeing how people’s lives will change from interaction with a stranger, with their own problems. Alec Utgoff is wonderful in the distant leading role, who never feel comfortable in this world. The settings are used to show the different worlds both Zhenia and the resident are from, showing them collide with the differences.
Final Thoughts – Never Gonna Sleep Again is a nice mystery life drama.