Immensity of Justice

Release date: 09-03-2007
Director: Wiesław Saniewski

written & directed by Wiesław Saniewski director of photography Mariusz Palej music by Maciej Muraszko production design by Marta Krieger costume design by Anna Weber edited by Jarosław Barzan sound by Paweł Łuczyc-Wyhowski production manager Andrzej Stachecki cast Jan Frycz (Michał Wilczek), Bożena Stachura (Bożena, Wilczek’s lover), Robert Olech (Łukasz), Jan Englert (Paweł Boś), Artur Barciś (Roman), Artur Żmijewski (Jerzy Kuter), Danuta Stenka (Kamila Wilczek, Wilczek’s wife), Robert Gonera (Wadecki), Ewa Wencel (Irena Łukińska, Dominika’s mother), Ewa Błaszczyk (Maria), Maria Pakulnis (Alicja Kuter, Jerzy’s wife), Krystyna Sienkiewicz, Marieta Żukowska (Dominika Łukińska), Tomasz Schimscheiner (Andrzej), Weronika Rosati, Wojciech Mecwaldowski (Wiktor Danko), Joanna Pierzak (Dorota Derecka, Dominika’ friend), Anna Prus, Bronisław Wrocławski produced by V-Film, Saco Films Ltd. co-produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa, Grupa Atlas, Max-Film, Cinepol producer Wiesław Saniewski co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by Kino Świat
colour, 123′
Poland 2006

 

A famous defense lawyer tells a young law school graduate the story of a trial which took place a long time ago. A TV journalist, who was then eight months pregnant, was murdered. Her co-worker, a married man, with whom she has been having an affair for a year, had been accused. Despite pleading not guilty and the lack of any evidence against him, he was convicted to 25 years in prison.The film is an analysis of court trials and the process of passing sentences in criminal cases based on only circumstantial evidence, when the judge’s and defense lawyer’s conduct is solely determined by external circumstances, not directly related to the case. First of all, this film attempts to describe the human nature: the of state of mind of people who, judging others, often determine their fate.

 

Wiesław Saniewski

Born in 1948. Graduated in Mathematics at the Wroclaw University and went on to study screenwriting at the National Film School in Łódź. Studied History of Art and Journalism. Director, scriptwriter, producer.