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MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION
DRAMA

Poland, France, Czech Republic / CA.160 MIN / 2021 / POLISH

Director: Jan P. Matuszyński
Screenplay: Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk
Cinematography: Kacper Fertacz
Editing: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Production Design: Paweł Jarzębski
Sound Design: Dreamsound

Cast: Tomasz Ziętek, Mateusz Górski, Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Robert Więckiewicz, Aleksandra Konieczna, Adam Bobik, Tomasz Kot

Co-production Companies: AURUM FILM BODZAK HICKINBOTHAM SP.J., CANAL +, LES CONTES MODERNES, ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA, AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES CINÉMA, MAGICLAB, ČESKÁ TELEVIZE, MAZOVIA WARSAW FILM COMMISSION

With the support of: POLISH FILM INSTITUTE, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Région Auvergne‐Rhône‐Alpes in partnership with Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée with the participation of ARTE France, CZECH FILM FUND

Poland, 1983. The country is shaken by the case of Grzegorz Przemyk – a high school student beaten to death by militia. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Jurek – the only witness of the beating, who overnight became the number one enemy of the state. The oppressive regime used its whole apparatus – the secret service, militia, the media and the courts – to squeeze Jurek and other people close to the case, including his parents and Przemyk’s mother, Barbara.