Poland, 1982, the politically heated days of communist martial law. Two coal miner brothers react differently to the oppressive police state. While Tadek (Tomasz Schuchardt) prefers to retreat into neutrality, Janek (Stanisław Linowski) chooses active engagement in the democratic underground. When Janek asks Tadek to store some anti-government leaflets on the second anniversary of Solidarity’s 1980 strikes, he triggers a spiral of events that will have everyone’s allegiences and characters severely tested.

  • Genre: Live action
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 30
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Jakub Radej

Script: Jakub Radej, Michał Wawrzecki

DOP: Marcin Lesisz

Music: Adam Domurat

Editing: Tomasz Mączka

Production company: Stowarzyszenie Lubińska Grupa Filmowa Uisel Studio


About the director:

Jakub Radej

Jakub Radej

He was born in 1991 in Cieszyn, and lives in Warsaw. He’s a graduate of the Film Kindergarten in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. Currently he studies culture at Radio and Television Department of the Silesian University. An aficionado of works by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Kim Ki-duk.

At festivals:

59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (competition)

44. Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych w Gdyni, Poland, 2019 (competition)

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (screening)

42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival 2020, Kosovo, 2020 (screening)

FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, Portugal, 2020 (competition)

11th Baku International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan, 2020 (competition)

Macau International Short Film Festival 2020, Macau, 2020 (competition)