Amok

Release date: 24-03-2017
Director: Katarzyna Adamik

directed by Katarzyna Adamik written by Richard Karpala director of photography Tomasz Naumiuk edited by Michał Czarnecki production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska make-up artist Ewa Kowalewska production manager Maryna Cichoń producer Beata Pisula produced by K&K Selekt, Brain Academy (Sweden) co-produced by TVN, Kino Świat, Orka executive production by Dione Film co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Kino Świat world sales Agent E One Entertainment

cast Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Łukasz Simlat, Marta Nieradkiewicz

kolor, 110′

Poland, Sweden, Germany 2017

 

Based on a true story that created a media frenzy in Poland and abroad, turning into one of the world’s most famous trials, written up by newspapers around the world, including The Guardian, The New Yorker, Time, and Daily Mail. The person of interest was Krystian Bala, author of a book describing the perfect crime he had allegedly committed. The story was built like a masterful psychological thriller. From the beginning, we find ourselves asking the question of whether or not the author of the book is a killer, or a victim of his own ambition and an unfortunate coincidence.