Leave No Traces

Political thriller is based on a true story about a young student beaten to death by the police in 1980s Communist Poland.

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Poland 2021
  • Czech
165 min.
12+
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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.

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Credits
Directed by: Jan P. Matuszyński
Based on: Cezary Lazarewicz
Screenplay: Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk
Camera: Kacper Fertacz
Music: Ibrahim Maalouf
Editing: Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
Design: Pawel Jarzebski
Production: Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham
Coproduction: Rémi Burah, Alicja Gancarz, Patrice Nezan, Laurent Versini
Actors: Tomasz Ziętek, Sandra Korzeniak, Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Robert Więckiewicz, Tomasz Kot, Aleksandra Konieczna
Awards

Film Festival Oostende

2022 – Jan Matuszynski (Best Film)

Polish Film Festival

2021 – Jan Matuszynski (Best Film)

Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema

2021 – Jan Matuszynski (Competition Feature Film)

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