Hyena

Release date: 02-11-2007
Director: Grzegorz Lewandowski

written & directed by Grzegorz Lewandowski director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak music by Grzegorz Kaźmierczak, Krzysztof Wismont production design by Marek Zawierucha, Sebastian Gomułka, Andrzej Rafał Waltenberger costume design by Maria Duffek edited by Andrzej Tomczak sound by Artur Kuczkowski production manager Rafał Widajewicz, Dawid Kołosowski cast Jakub Romanowski (“Mały”), Borys Szyc (Mały’s father), Magdalena Kumorek (Mały’s mother), Krzysztof Dracz (policeman), Aleksander Wysocki (“Bryndza”), Robert Wabich (Arak), Franciszek Gurgul (“Duży”), Alicja Bałuk (Bożenka), Wojciech Grzywa (“Kurczak”), Teresa Kurek, Bernard Krawczyk (postman), Jacek Lasok (policeman) produced by Skorpion Art producer Paweł Rakowski co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by Vivarto
colour, 84′
Poland 2006

 

The thriller takes place in the Silesia region of Poland. Mały’s father died in a mining accident. The teenager lives with his mother. Their house sits in the middle of a deserted field by a marsh, full of industrial waste and metal scrap. Rumor has it that a man-hunting hyena occupies the marshland. Mały must pass through the area every day on his way to school, and he’s scared to death. He befriends a man who lives in a wooden hut on the marshland. He seems to be hiding from someone. When local children start disappearing from a nearby town, Mały suspects the man.

 

Grzegorz Lewandowski
Born in 1969. Graduated in Film Directing from the Silesian University TV & Radio Department. Film director, screenwriter.