Red Spider

Release date: 27-11-2015
Director: Marcin Koszałka

directed by Marcin Koszałka written by Marcin Koszałka, Łukasz M. Maciejewski (based on the orignal script “Lolo” by Marta Szreder) director of photography Marcin Koszałka production design by Magdalena Dipont, Ryszard Melliwa costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka make-up by Magdalena Łęcka production manager Mirella Zaradkiewicz producer Agnieszka Kurzydło produced by Mental Disorder 4 co-produced by Krakow Festival Office co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Krakow Regional Film Fund distributed by Kino Świat
cast Filip Pławiak (Karol Kremer), Adam Woronowicz, Małgorzata Foremniak, Julia Kijowska, Marek Kalita, Wojciech Zieliński, Robert Mika (prosecutor), Rafał Mohr, Nikodem Rozbicki (Bednarz), Arkadiusz Jakubowski (announcer)
colour, 95′
Poland 2015

The scenario is inspired by the stories of two legendary serial killers who were living during the comunist time in Poland. What’s important, is that the story does not replay real events, but deals with the potential mechanisms that occur, when “a serial killer is being born”.

Karol is a teenager, like any other – young, athletic, at the threshold of life. Everything changes when this young, nice boy becomes an accidental witness to a murder. Guided by curiosity, he follows the murderer. This way he discovers other “needs” he has, the existence of which, he had only sensed so far, but never had the courage, and maybe just opportunity, to name.
A feature-length debut of Marcin Koszałka – an acclaimed documentary film director.