picture: ©Showmax Polska

South-West Poland, 1980s. A small, forgotten town is shocked by a brutal double murder: a young prostitute and a local communist activist. At the same time, teenagers also commit suicide. Witold Wanycz, an experienced but slightly embittered journalist, wants to write about the murder in the local newspaper. When the young editor and son of a high-ranking party activist, Piotr Zarzycki, is employed in the same editorial office, the two are assigned together in this investigation. However, the further they advance, the more they get stuck in the Rojst – a swamp that hides a long forgotten, unexplained mystery and a local conspiracy.  A convincing re-enactment of the communist world of the 80s, with a great cast and a politically anchored plot.

Episodes 1 + 2, English subtitles, followed by a Q&A with Jurek Dzięgielewski, Jan Holoubek

Written by Jan Holoubek, Kasper Bajon, Anna Kazejak, Michał Marczak Directed by Jan Holoubek, Michal Marczak /Produced by Jurek Dzięgielewski, Showmax Polska, Studio Filmowe Kadr/ With Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Zofia Wichłacz and more

The entire event is free of charge and held in English. Screenings in original language with English subtitles.

Serial Poland is an event organised by Polnisches Institut Berlin (filmPOLSKA), Serial Eyes and Filmnetzwerk Berlin of the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)

Polnischer Titel:
Deutscher Titel:
5 x 50 min
Jan Holoubek
Bartek Kaczmarek
Dawid Ogrodnik, Andrzej Seweryn