Mug (Twarz) (2018)

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Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. His family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site of what it is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.

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Critic Reviews for Mug (Twarz)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

"Mug" works hard to be a fable about inner strength and beauty. But did everyone else have to come off as quite so foolish and ugly?

Feb 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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Mug is a strange, engaging film - well and potently acted and directed, a drama that puts you inside its extended community with a mix of robust realism and a streak of fantasy comedy.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This study in weathering adversity and adjusting to what life hands you makes some worthy points about human and institutional callousness.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Mug is uninspired and forgettable.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Using a lot of black humor, Szumowska makes the pill more digestible because, although localism is very marked at times, the message and spirit of the film are easily extrapolated to any country in Europe. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mug throws his darts in quite linear and obvious directions, but Szumowska continues to refine his incisive gaze with effective styling solutions. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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