The Open Your Eyes cast features Maria Wawreniuk, Ignacy Liss and Marta Nieradkiewicz. This info article contains minor spoilers for the Polish Netflix series. Visit the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.
Open Your Eyes (Otwórz oczy) takes place at an amnesia treatment center in Poland. The teenage protagonist, Julia, tries to remember details about her past, and learns that she’s a piano prodigy. Meanwhile, other Second Chance guests reflect about past emotional traumas, and also theorize about the motivations of the main doctor, Zofia. The 2021 Netflix series takes a wild turn in the season finale, which teases the premise for new episodes. Here’s every main performer and character in Open Your Eyes.
Open Your Eyes Cast: Maria Wawreniuk as Julia
Character Profile: A 17-year-old who loses her memory after a familial tragedy. She wakes up in a facility called Second Chance and tries to remember her past. Julia excels at playing the piano, and realizes that perhaps she’s being exploited by therapists.
Resume: Who Are You (2019 Short), Silent Disco (2019 Short)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Ignacy Liss as Adam
Character Profile: A Second Chance patient who runs away but then mysteriously returns. Adam forms a romance with Julia, and states that he lost his memory in a car crash. Unlike other Second Chance guests, he doesn’t appear to have any unique creative talents, which makes various characters suspicious.
Liss’ Resume: Maks Adamski in Komisarz Alex (2020), Krzysiek in Zieja (2020), Dawid in Erotica 2022 (2020), Ludwik Wawrzyniak in Osiecka (2020), Kamil in Better Half (2020-21)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Michał Sikorski as Pawel
Character Profile: Adam’s best friend who previously overdosed on speed at a gaming marathon. He’s content with his life at Second Chance. Pawel has a romantic relationship with Iza.
Sikorski’s Resume: Scout in Be Prepared (2017), Piotrek in The Last Suit (2017), Mieszko in Ultraviolet (2019), Rafal in All My Friends Are Dead (2020)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Wojciech Dolatowski as Szymon
Character Profile: An aspiring professional dancer. Szymon seems destined for success but gets heavily medicated after a lackluster performance. The climactic episodes reveal crucial details about his backstory.
Dolatowski’s Resume: TV Debut in Open Your Eyes
Open Your Eyes Cast: Klaudia Koścista as Iza
Character Profile: An artist who wants to develop her skills at a local school. In the past, she lost her memory while horseback riding. Iza creates a profile sketch of the red-headed woman that Julia sees in her dreams.
Koścista’s Resume: Trump Girl in Motyw (2019), Simone in Domek dla lalek (2019), Girl in Listy do M. 4 (2021)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Zuza Galewicz as Milena
Character Profile: A Second Chance resident who lost her memory after cutting her wrists. She’s a chess player, and has been institutionalized for at least two years. Milena participates in group discussions but little is known about her backstory.
Galewicz’s Resume: Mirka Bialek in Na dobre i na zle (2020)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Marta Nieradkiewicz as Dr. Zofia Morulska
Character Profile: The primary Second Chance doctor. She medicates guests with a drug they call “amnesiol.” It’s revealed early on that Dr. Zofia has an agenda to protect.
Nieradkiewicz’s Resume: Sylwia in Floating Skyscrapers (2013), Weronika Zawadzka in Pakt (2015), Ewa in Wild Roses (2017), Jagoda in Satan Said Dance (2017), Ola Serafin in Ultraviolet (2017-19)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Sara Celler-Jezierska as Magda
Character Profile: A paranoid schizophrenic. She’s supposedly the first Second Chance patient, one who confuses reality with fiction. Magda urges Julia to look for someone named Karolina.
Celler-Jezierska’s Resume: Struta in Pierwsza milosc (2010), Pawel’s Secretary in Przyjaciólki (2012), Gertrud Schwartz in Dark, Almost Night (2019), Aska in Erotica 2022 (2020), Cicha in Maly zgon (2020)
Open Your Eyes Cast: Marcin Czarnik as Piotr
Character Profile: A Second Chance therapist. He apparently started work just days after Julia was admitted. Piotr seems invested in protecting Adam at all costs.
Czarnik’s Resume: Feigenbaum in Son of Saul (2015), Jakub Kurc in Nielegalni (2018), Ronin Mage in The Witcher (2019), Leon Smoczynski in Bez skrupulów (2020), Bruno in The Champion (2020)
Anna Jadowska and Adrian Panek directed Open Your Eyes. The Netflix series released on August 25, 2021. This article about the Open Your Eyes season 1 cast will be updated later with details about other performers.
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