Żeby nie było śladów

Leave No Traces

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. The powerful drama about the human cost of ideals and beliefs in the tradition of Andrzej Wajda’s MAN OF MARBLE is based on a real-life story. (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)

Films - Selection
Żeby nie było śladów (Leave No Traces, 2021) - Król (The King, 2020, TV series) - Ostatnia rodzina (The Last Family, 2016) - Deep Love (2013, doc)
European Panorama Fiction 2022
Jan P. Matuszyński
Poland / France / Czech Republic 2021
160 minutes
OV with English subtitles

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Screenplay Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk
Cinematography Kacper Fertacz
Editing Przemysław Chruścielewski
Sound/Sounddesign Cyprien Vidal, Kacper Habisiak
Music Ibrahim Maalouf
With Tomasz Ziętek, Sandra Korzeniak, Jacek Braciak, Robert Więckiewicz, Sebastian Pawlak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Mateusz Górski, Tomasz Kot
Producer(s) Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham, Patrice Nezan, Laurent Versini, Małgorzata Seck, Alicja Gancarz
Aurum Films, Les Contes Modernes, Background Films, Canal Polska, ARTE France Cinéma, Magiclab, Czech Television, Canal+
World Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2021