Chestnut

1981, 2018

A prose debut, which served as the basis for the film Flight of the Spruce Goose, made by the author in Hollywood.

It tells about the impossible dreams of a redhaired miner called Chestnut growing up in the industrial landscape of Katowice in the late seventies. He likes to dream aloud about a week with Brigitte Bardot in Hawaii, about lying in a hammock with her and sipping draft beer under a palm tree. Living among smoking slag heaps and omnipresent party slogans, he tries to fulfill his dream of a better life, in spite of the bleak reality… To adapt the book to the reality of Lech Majewski’s first American film, producer Michael Hausman (Amadeus, Gangs of New York), said: “Let’s change Katowice for Pittsburgh and Sopot for Hollywood”.

Film FLIGHT OF THE SPRUCE GOOSE