The Foreign Body

Release date: 05-12-2014
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi

written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi director of photography Piotr Niemyjski production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska sound Maria Chilarecka music by Wojciech Kilar edited by Milenia Fiedler production manager Andrzej Besztak producer Krzysztof Zanussi produced by Studio Filmowe TOR co-produced by Ineureka, Bella Vostok Ltd. (Russia), Revolver Film (Italy), WFDiF (Poland) co-financed by The Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage distributed by Kino Świat
cast Riccardo Leonelli, Agata Buzek, Agnieszka Grochowska, Weronika Rosati, Sławomir Orzechowski, Ewa Krasnodębska, Jacek Poniedziałek, Janusz Chabior, Stanisława Celińska

colour, 117′

Poland, Russia, Italy 2014


Krzysztof Zanussi, creator of Camouflage, looks at contemporary Poland through the eyes of a young Italian man, placing his protagonist between two different sets of values. Angelo arrives in Warsaw to visit a girl he met at Focolari, an Italian prayer group. Wanting to be near her, he takes a job in a Warsaw-based corporation headed by Kris, a ruthless and cynical boss.