"My Neighbor Adolf" is set to Begin filming
On January 27, in Colombia, the Israeli-Polish-Colombian co-production titled “My Neighbor Adolf” will begin the shooting. The Polish part of the pictures is planned for the second quarter of 2020. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Film Produkcja is the Polish producer of the film.
“My Neighbor Adolf”
The protagonist of the film is Polsky (David Hayman), a lonely and grouchy man who survived the Holocaust and who lives in a Colombian village. Polsky suspects that his new neighbor is… Adolf Hitler. When no one believes his words, he decides to discover the truth on his own. The only way to find evidence is to make friends with his neighbor.
Shooting in Columbia and Poland
Shooting will start on January 27. For the purpose of the film, a small town of two-story houses with gardens, fences, squares and paths is being built in Medellin, Colombia. Some photos will also take place in Warsaw.
The film will be directed by Leon Prudovsky, who wrote the script in a cooperation with Dmitri Malinsky.
The production team includes Haim Mecklberg and Estee Yacov-Mecklberg from 2-Team Productions (winners of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Award for “Sand Storm”, winner of the Venice Audience Award 2014 for “The Farewell Party”) and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska (“High Life” , “Mr. Jones”) and Staszek Dziedzic from Film Produkcja. The co-producers are the Colombian branch of Vandalo and Moshe Edery from United King Films.
In the lead roles are David Hayman (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”) and Udo Kier (“Armageddon”, “Blade”).
Polish filmmakers are also involved in the production, among whose is cinematographer Radek Ładczuk well known on the international film market for his wonderfully poetic images from films by Jennifer Kent.
The film is supported by the Rabinovitch Film Fund, the Polish Film Institute and the Colombian Film Fund.