Marcin Dorociński

Marcin Dorociński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmart͡ɕin dɔrɔt͡ɕij̃skʲi]; born June 22, 1973) is a Polish film, television and stage actor. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected Polish actors and is well known for his portrayals of conflicted, troubled characters as well as for his debonair leading man roles, handsome, virile, charismatic and charming. Dorociński is also renowned for his association with independent movies. He gained critical acclaim in the early 2000s, culminating in his Zbyszek Cybulski's Award for Best Young Polish Actor (2005), and Polish Eagles nomination for Best Actor (2008), followed by Golden Lions Award as best supporting actor for ‘Reverse’, and best actor in a leading role for ‘Rose’. In 2020, he joined the cast of the Netflix drama miniseries ‘The Queen's Gambit’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy. Dorociński played Vasily Borgov, a Russian chess master who faces the challenge of playing against the series' protagonist. Dorociński keeps low profile, focusing on his family: wife and three children. He is an avid U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, enjoys triathlon, car and motor racing, and walking his dog. He also actively works to protect the environment and fights for animal rights.

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Killer 2 (1999)

Jurek Kiler (see the prequel to this movie, "Kiler") has become a VIP - sponsoring the Polish government, playing tennis with the President, and stuff. He must oversee a transfer of a substantial amount of gold. However, in his past activities, he has made enemies. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliusz Machulski
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Janusz Rewiński  •  Małgorzata Kożuchowska  •  Katarzyna Figura

Jurek Kiler (see the prequel to this movie, "Kiler") has become a VIP - sponsoring the Polish government, playing tennis with the President, and stuff. He must oversee a transfer of a substantial amount of gold. However, in his past activities, he has made enemies. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliusz Machulski
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Janusz Rewiński  •  Małgorzata Kożuchowska  •  Katarzyna Figura

The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)

A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a passionate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Per Fly
CAST:  Michael Nyqvist  •  Sonja Richter  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Alberte Blichfeldt

A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a passionate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Per Fly
CAST:  Michael Nyqvist  •  Sonja Richter  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Alberte Blichfeldt

Manhunt (2012)

Marcin Krysztalowicz's film is both a partisan ballad, showing the real face of German occupation of Poland during WW2 and a startling war thriller. It tells a story of corporal "Wydra", struggling not only with Germans and Polish traitors but also with his own past...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcin Krzyształowicz
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Maciej Stuhr  •  Sonia Bohosiewicz  •  Weronika Rosati

Marcin Krysztalowicz's film is both a partisan ballad, showing the real face of German occupation of Poland during WW2 and a startling war thriller. It tells a story of corporal "Wydra", struggling not only with Germans and Polish traitors but also with his own past...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcin Krzyształowicz
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Maciej Stuhr  •  Sonia Bohosiewicz  •  Weronika Rosati

You Are God (2012)

One of the biggest Polish film premieres of 2012 and eagerly anticipated for over a decade, it is the story of the late 90s generation and the three friends behind the music: Magik, Focus and Rahim. The fact-based film directed by Leszek Dawid charts the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leszek Dawid
CAST:  Marcin Kowalczyk  •  Dawid Ogrodnik  •  Tomasz Schuchardt  •  Arkadiusz Jakubik

One of the biggest Polish film premieres of 2012 and eagerly anticipated for over a decade, it is the story of the late 90s generation and the three friends behind the music: Magik, Focus and Rahim. The fact-based film directed by Leszek Dawid charts the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leszek Dawid
CAST:  Marcin Kowalczyk  •  Dawid Ogrodnik  •  Tomasz Schuchardt  •  Arkadiusz Jakubik

Fear of Falling (2011)

Tomek leads a comfortable life as a TV anchor and family man when he receives a troubling message from the psychiatric hospital in his hometown: his father, whom he has not seen in years, has just been admitted. Against the advice of friends and family, not to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bartosz Konopka
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Krzysztof Stroiński  •  Magdalena Popławska

Tomek leads a comfortable life as a TV anchor and family man when he receives a troubling message from the psychiatric hospital in his hometown: his father, whom he has not seen in years, has just been admitted. Against the advice of friends and family, not to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bartosz Konopka
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Krzysztof Stroiński  •  Magdalena Popławska

The Traffic Department (2013)

Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wojciech Smarzowski
CAST:  Bartłomiej Topa  •  Arkadiusz Jakubik  •  Julia Kijowska  •  Eryk Lubos

Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wojciech Smarzowski
CAST:  Bartłomiej Topa  •  Arkadiusz Jakubik  •  Julia Kijowska  •  Eryk Lubos

Miłość (2012)

Maria and Tom are in their thirties and have been married ten years. They live in a small town. Both find professional fulfillment in their jobs he in a design company, she at the town hall. They are working together on the decoration of their apartment and are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sławomir Fabicki
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Julia Kijowska  •  Adam Woronowicz

Maria and Tom are in their thirties and have been married ten years. They live in a small town. Both find professional fulfillment in their jobs he in a design company, she at the town hall. They are working together on the decoration of their apartment and are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sławomir Fabicki
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Julia Kijowska  •  Adam Woronowicz

Show (2003)

Petty thief Czarek takes part in a TV reality show to escape from the mafia. He is sent to a house on a desert island with 9 other contestants. Even the death of one of them does not stop the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Ślesicki
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Joanna Orleańska  •  Dorota Segda  •  Marian Dziędziel

Petty thief Czarek takes part in a TV reality show to escape from the mafia. He is sent to a house on a desert island with 9 other contestants. Even the death of one of them does not stop the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Ślesicki
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Joanna Orleańska  •  Dorota Segda  •  Marian Dziędziel

Love on the Podium (2009)

A story of nineteen years old girl who is trying to become a model.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Lang
CAST:  Karolina Gorczyca  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Izabela Kuna  •  Urszula Grabowska

A story of nineteen years old girl who is trying to become a model.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Lang
CAST:  Karolina Gorczyca  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Izabela Kuna  •  Urszula Grabowska

Night Conversations (2008)

It is a positive and optimistic story of two thirty-something people who are made for each other, Matylda and Bartek, who are needing and looking for love and closeness, but who are constantly missing each other in the course of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Żak
CAST:  Magdalena Różczka  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Weronika Książkiewicz  •  Joanna Żółkowska

It is a positive and optimistic story of two thirty-something people who are made for each other, Matylda and Bartek, who are needing and looking for love and closeness, but who are constantly missing each other in the course of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Żak
CAST:  Magdalena Różczka  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Weronika Książkiewicz  •  Joanna Żółkowska

Jack Strong (2014)

Poland, 1970. Firmly determined to fight against Soviet tyranny and prevent the destruction of the world, the high-ranking officer of the Polish army Ryszard Kukliński makes a serious decision that will put his life, his family and the fate of an entire nation at risk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Władysław Pasikowski
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Piotr Nerlewski  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Dagmara Domińczyk

Poland, 1970. Firmly determined to fight against Soviet tyranny and prevent the destruction of the world, the high-ranking officer of the Polish army Ryszard Kukliński makes a serious decision that will put his life, his family and the fate of an entire nation at risk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Władysław Pasikowski
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Piotr Nerlewski  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Dagmara Domińczyk

The Perfect Guy for My Girlfriend (2009)

When Kostek gets in the wrong taxicab and sees Luna, it is love at first sight. But Luna already has a girlfriend named Klara Rojek and is a lesbian so Kostek has more than a few things that are in his way of ever being with her. Kostek does whatever it takes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomasz Konecki
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Magdalena Boczarska  •  Izabela Kuna  •  Danuta Stenka

When Kostek gets in the wrong taxicab and sees Luna, it is love at first sight. But Luna already has a girlfriend named Klara Rojek and is a lesbian so Kostek has more than a few things that are in his way of ever being with her. Kostek does whatever it takes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomasz Konecki
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Magdalena Boczarska  •  Izabela Kuna  •  Danuta Stenka

Louise's Garden (2007)

A young girl meets a gangster at a psychiatric hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Wojtyszko
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Patrycja Soliman  •  Kinga Preis  •  Krzysztof Stroiński

A young girl meets a gangster at a psychiatric hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciej Wojtyszko
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Patrycja Soliman  •  Kinga Preis  •  Krzysztof Stroiński

The Offsiders (2008)

Under the leadership of an ex-footballer, a bunch of homeless men set up a football team and train hard to take part in the world championship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasia Adamik
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Eryk Lubos  •  Zbigniew Zamachowski  •  Rafał Fudalej

Under the leadership of an ex-footballer, a bunch of homeless men set up a football team and train hard to take part in the world championship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasia Adamik
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Eryk Lubos  •  Zbigniew Zamachowski  •  Rafał Fudalej

Rose (2012)

This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor against plundering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wojciech Smarzowski
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Agata Kulesza  •  Malwina Buss  •  Jacek Braciak

This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor against plundering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wojciech Smarzowski
CAST:  Marcin Dorociński  •  Agata Kulesza  •  Malwina Buss  •  Jacek Braciak

Pitbull (2005)

Five troubled lawmen pursue a brutal criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patryk Vega
CAST:  Janusz Gajos  •  Andrzej Grabowski  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Rafał Mohr

Five troubled lawmen pursue a brutal criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patryk Vega
CAST:  Janusz Gajos  •  Andrzej Grabowski  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Rafał Mohr

Reverse (2009)

A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty lacks a man in her life. Her mother knows all about it and tries at all costs to find her daughter a good candidate for a husband. The whole situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Borys Lankosz
CAST:  Agata Buzek  •  Krystyna Janda  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Anna Polony

A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty lacks a man in her life. Her mother knows all about it and tries at all costs to find her daughter a good candidate for a husband. The whole situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Borys Lankosz
CAST:  Agata Buzek  •  Krystyna Janda  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Anna Polony

The Yellow Scarf (2000)

The main character - a man who suffers from alcoholism - wants to change his tumultuous life. The day before Christmas Eve he receives a gift from his son - a yellow scarf. A gift is a kind of talisman he receives from loved ones, and every time he loses it. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Morgenstern
CAST:  Janusz Gajos  •  Danuta Szaflarska  •  Krystyna Janda  •  Joanna Sienkiewicz

The main character - a man who suffers from alcoholism - wants to change his tumultuous life. The day before Christmas Eve he receives a gift from his son - a yellow scarf. A gift is a kind of talisman he receives from loved ones, and every time he loses it. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Morgenstern
CAST:  Janusz Gajos  •  Danuta Szaflarska  •  Krystyna Janda  •  Joanna Sienkiewicz

Insatiability (2003)

Zypcio is an idealistic heir to a large brewery in Poland. In the face of Chinese invasion threatening Eastern Europe, he is corrupted by the advances of both Princess Irina, who is after his money, and the court jester, who is after his virginity. The film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wiktor Grodecki
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Katarzyna Gniewkowska  •  Anna Wendzikowska

Zypcio is an idealistic heir to a large brewery in Poland. In the face of Chinese invasion threatening Eastern Europe, he is corrupted by the advances of both Princess Irina, who is after his money, and the court jester, who is after his virginity. The film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wiktor Grodecki
CAST:  Cezary Pazura  •  Marcin Dorociński  •  Katarzyna Gniewkowska  •  Anna Wendzikowska
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