20 November 2019

Based on a true story, “How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is the latest film by the director of “Underdog”, Maciej Kawulski. Marcin Kowalczyk plays the leading role. Also featuring Tomasz Włosok, Natalia Szroeder, Natalia Siwiec, Józef Pawłowski, Jan Frycz, Janusz Chabior and Adam Woronowicz. The film will be released on 3rd January. Today, we are presenting the trailer.


The film “How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is a gangster ballad seasoned with a plenty of humour, told from the perspective of a man who was involved in shady business in Poland at the turn of the 20th and 21st century. Full of plot twists, this story is about the path to power and big money in the world where character and power matter no less than loyalty and friendship. By creating your own gang of criminals, you may gain a lot and lose a lot too.” says the actor playing the leading role, Marcin Kowalczyk.

“How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is a film about friendship and love in the times when letting your emotions take over may be fatal. Only two people really matter in the life of our protagonist – his best friend and his beloved woman, while his business is ruled by violence. The film’s plot begins in the 1970s – this is the time when the young protagonist already knows that adrenaline tastes better than milk powder. With time, he also discovers that what he desires most is money, power and being above the law. His transformation begins and his gangster talent flourishes. Together with his friend, he builds his own army. Based on a true story, it shows for the first time the true face of Polish mafia people: they started it dressed in cheap tracksuits and established a criminal organisation, which, for some time, ruled the entire state. However, the end of the story is not marked by bullets and blood – sometimes words can hurt more than a bullet, while love and friendship can be the cure, even in the most cruel hands.

“I like the films where the camera follows the main character, films about emotions, especially the films telling the story about male emotions. While releasing “Underdog”, we have emphasised that this is not a film about MMA, but about the love and friendship of people who deal with MMA on a daily basis. The same applies to the film “Jak zostałem gangsterem”; this is a story about love and friendship of people who are gangsters, who do evil and cruel things,” says the film director, Maciej Kawulski. This is a film for everyone who wants to go back in time, to Polish transformation times, and see how this American dream about being a gangster, about power and big money, looked like here, “ the director adds.

“Ołów” by Muniek Staszczyk, the second single from the “Syn Miasta” album, is the official song promoting the film “Jak zostałem gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa”.


The leading role in the film “How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is played by Marcin Kowalczyk (“Jesteś Bogiem”, “Hardkor Disco”). He is co-starred by Tomasz Włosok, playing the closest friend Walden, and Natalia Szroeder as Magda, the beloved woman of the protagonist. This is the big screen debut for the singer, well-known in the phonographic industry. Also featuring Natalia Siwiec, Józef Pawłowski, Mateusz Nędza, Waldemar Kasta, Piotr Rogucki, Anna Krotoska and such recognised stars of the motion picture industry as Jan Frycz, Janusz Chabior and Adam Woronowicz.