King Size (1988)

King Size (1988)
7.3
  • 2760
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release year: 1988 ()
  • Running time: 105 min
  • Original Title: Kingsajz
  • Voted: 2760

This comedy follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The dwarf kingdom, Shuflandia, exists in a cellar of a library, and only the most obedient get the chance to grow to king size and inhabit the larger world. Once there, nobody wants to return to Shuflandia. Also, there are no women in Shuflandia.

#PersonCharacters
1Jacek ChmielnikOlgierd Jedlina
2Jerzy StuhrNadszyszkownik Kilkujadek
3Katarzyna FiguraAla
4Grzegorz HerominskiAdas
  • One of my latest major disappointments in cinema by 2

    Toilet humour, Jerzy Stuhr in the same clothes (!?) as in "Deja Vu", unfunny and stupid sexual innuendoes, repetitive running about, shallow dialogues, cheap costumes, etc. It's simply remarkable how low the director of "Deja Vu" (a masterpiece in comedy genre) went here. To use his own imagery of this one, he went down the toilet.

    It's got a potential (the story, the dialogues and action scenes could have been done so much better), but all we have is a kind of unfunny freaky story for adults (though, without proper adult material as well). What audience was this piece of trash made for? A rhetorical question it is.

    A bizarre notion was in my mind after watching the immortal "Deja Vu", that Juliusz Machulski was a genius. Now it's clearly seen that he is not. A genius would not have done such a tasteless "parable".

    It simply does not deserve more than a 2 out of 10 (do not trust the high mark on IMDb). Thanks for attention.

  • A shallow, vapid and humorless treaty by 1

    I always wondered what good could be found in this absolute flop of Juliusz Machulski? Well, if you say this film is a satire on the Polish Communist years, then, the question easily arises why more than 50 % of Poles still recollect the Soviet years with a great warmth and nostalgia? Let's put the political problems aside. The movie, then. It is a shame to have made such a shallow and humorless try in the style of Monty Python but with much more cynical (and not funny) sexual innuendos, with less humor and less tact. The top (or, rather, the bottom) of this vapid film is the moment when a dwarfish man get into a female vagina and thus gives her gratification. This borders on with the pornography and leaved you with a deep disgust. I only may ask why such a talented director made such a bad and senseless work?

#PersonCrew
1Jerzy Lukaszewiczcinematographer
2Krzesimir Debskicomposer
3Juliusz Machulskidirector
4Miroslawa Garlickaeditor
5Andrzej Soltysikproducer
6Jolanta Hartwigwriter