30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Grain of Truth Poland 2015 | 111 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Borys Lankosz

rated for 0 + years
Sandomierz is a picturesque town in southeastern Poland. Early morning in spring, a woman’s body is found outside a former synagogue. Someone has slashed her throat open– and it looks as if it was done with the enormous razor found lying nearby. A big shot prosecutor Teodor Szacki, who has just divorced his wife and left Warsaw to start a new life in Sandomierz is called in to investigate this strange and mysterious murder case. Alienated in provincial reality he struggles to find a killer, when he stumbles upon more victims. He conducts the investigation with the help of an aging policeman and a reluctant lady prosecutor. Gradually he discovers the subtle ins and outs of local society and history. In his efforts to solve the mystery he investigates a love triangle, an ancient Jewish ritual, and some Nazi symbols. It seems that all murders are connected to alleged, historical Jewish ritual killings and finally they prompt a wave of anti-Semitic hysteria in the town. In his investigation Szacki must wrestle with the painful tangle of Polish -Jewish relations and real findings of his work – that roots of some legends are fantasy, not a grain of truth.
Original title: Ziarno Prawdy
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Polish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Borys Lankosz
Screenplay: Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Borys Lankosz based on the novel "A Grain of Truth" by Zygmunt Miłoszewski
Cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Jerzy Trela, Magdalena Walach, Aleksandra Hamkało, Krzysztof Pieczyński, Andrzej Zieliński, Zohar Strauss
Producer: Anna Drozd
Director of Photography: Łukasz Bielan
Music: Abel Korzeniowski
Production Design: Magdalena Dipont, Robert Czesak
Editor: Wojciech Anuszczyk
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: PRSENS Agnieszka Mrowińska
Production: Studio Rewers Sp. z o.o.
Contact: Agnieszka Mrowińska, PRSENS:


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