A Man Came and Took Her

Director: Jędrzej Niestrój, Rafał Przybył

written, directed by Jędrzej Niestrój, Rafał Przybył director of photography Jędrzej Niestrój music by Tadeusz Wielecki edited by Ania Krasowska produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 851 17 79, e-mail: studio@kalejdoskop.art.pl, www.kalejdoskop.art.pl; TVP1 producer Wojciech Szczudło, e-mail: szczudlo@kalejdoskop.art.pl co-financed by the Polish Film Institute


Poland 2008


Ola, an 8-year-old girl, went missing in a small town in 2002. The girl’s father suspects his wife’s friends, the Banachowie family. However, it is the father who gets arrested. The mother hires clairvoyants and fortune-tellers to search for the girl. Ola’s parents undergo polygraph tests and are excluded as suspects. Their 25-year-old son also undergoes the polygraph test, but the results are not taken into consideration as evidence. Meanwhile, the police and the public prosecutor’s office are indolent, making it impossible to wind up the case. A story about the dramatic effects of official negligence on a suffering family.


Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza