Johnny, the movie came out on the 23rd of march 2023 on the Netflix platform and this is for the first time that this polish movie, which most people around the world, have not heard of, will get a chance to tell us the story of Patrick and father Jan Adam Kaczkowski. The movie actually came out back in 2022 and it was a great hit in the theatres but was only available to polish people out there.
Now this time the makers of the show have decided to bring it on the Netflix platform for all of us to get the joy and get touched with the tenderness of father Jan. this movie based on the ratings is quite nice, it has secured a 6.9 imdb rating which may be seeming to be very less, but it will surely rise much sooner, as more critics get to review the show. Following this the comments of the critics regarding the show have also been quite positive, some have considered some parts of the show to be very diluted but actually, it will all make sense once you end up watching the movie.
Following this we have been served with many other questions regarding whether the movie is based on a real-life story, firstly if you have watched the entire movie, then you must know that father Jan was actually a real-life character and he has been known all over the world for his contributions to the society, however moving forward to the story that has been portrayed, which is about Patrick and Jan, according to sources that are also true and that has taken many people by shock even the actors were shocked when they heard it is real because such acts are rarely seen in real life.
Johnny Real-Life Story
Yes, johnny is actually based on a true story, and the person whom we have seen the story to be centrally placed around, his father johnny or father Jan Kaczkowski, is actually a real person, his character has been portrayed very beautifully and who knew about father found an absolute resemblance between the character in both reel and real life.
The story is basically how father johnny wanted to open a hospice and the archbishop was completely against it, so he even after facing all the physical, difficulties as well as continuously fighting cancer and brain glioma, followed his dream of serving the people whom he wanted. However, while doing this an ex-criminal landed in his hospice for community service of 360 hours. During that time, father changed his life completely and now he is a very well-known chef with a good life and a happy family.
Throughout the first few scenes in the hospice, we get to see Patrick struggling but soon he started getting connected to the patients out there and facing a few deaths making it clear that he wanted to serve the people and be a part of the hospice which gave him the feeling of a family. Soon he was promoted to chef even though he faced certain problems, which included his past father johnny always guided him. After completion of the community service, though the state didn’t believe he has changed, it was his father who reduced his sentence and welcomed him back to his home.
The story also portrays how Patrick ended up meeting with Aneta who is his current wife and that is absolutely true yes, he met his wife there and she was a social worker in the hospice, the entire character of father johnny and the deeds he did in the movie, were absolutely true and there is no doubt in the fact that how he turned Patrick’s life is a tale because yes Patrick also exists and he is a well know chef out there right now.
The book on which this story is based is currently available in the market and along with that there is also a cookbook available where Patrick has listed down his recipes, and along with that the story ends with many interviews from father johnny and if you watch them you will understand how real all the things in the movie are.
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Who Is Jan Kaczkowski?
Jan Adam Kaczkowski is actually polish, and he is a doctor of theology. He was also the head of the puck hospice which we get to see in the movie, he made it after lots of misunderstandings between him and the archbishop but he never gave up his dream. He was also a roman catholic priest which is the main reason, behind his nature and the deeds he did all his life.
Along with that all those who are wondering about his sickness, he was actually a premature baby and he has very bad eyesight followed by a complete left side paresis. That is also one of the main reasons we get to see him limping throughout the movie.
He was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which got cured by the end of his life, but it was brain glioma, which couldn’t be treated and he lost his life to death. Throughout his life, he had done many huge deeds starting from building the hospice to giving hope to many people around, we see a live example from Patrick, and following that his words were recorded in many interviews which give us hope now. He had a much different way of changing people’s lives, but however it was, it was worth it.
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