Dig Deeper

Release date: 25-05-2012
Director: Konrad Szołajski

directed by Konrad Szołajski written by Konrad Szołajski, Friedrich Apke director of photography Tomasz Wójcik production design by Marek Jodłowski, Grzegorz Bogaczyk costume design by Agata Uchman sound by Radosław Ochnio music by Krzesimir Dębski edited by Ludmiła Korb-Mann production managers Joanna Nabiałek, Ewa Żukowska producer Ewa Żukowska produced by ZK Studio co-produced by Yakumama Film, Foxtrot Light, Toya Studios, Azaf co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation
cast Dagmara Bąk (Ola), Adam Konowalski (Martin), Ryszard Ronczewski (Hugo), Elżbieta Karkoszka (Hanka), Roman Kłosowski (Jan), Marzena Kipiel-Sztuka (Daria), Krzysztof Tyniec (Wiktor), Andrzej Grabowski (priest), Bartłomiej Firlet (Bartek), Sławomir Pacek (policeman), Monika Pęconek (Monika), Jan Jurewicz, Dariusz Bubienko, Ewa Anna Żukowska (Holy Mother)

colour, 85′
Poland 2011

 

Polish contemporary countryside is the place where tradition and modernity coexist together. Power is exercised by a parson, who is fascinated by new technologies. Local constable is passionately learning German vocabulary by heart. The former state-owned farm is now overgrown with cannabis bushes. Under the leaky roof of the pre-war, post-German house lives a three generational Nowak family, which struggles against poverty and unpaid bills. The only hope for the family’s future without debts is the daughter – Ola, who just got accepted for the medical studies. Unfortunately, these studies are expensive. Luckily a chance to lay hands on big sum of money arrives. Herr Schmidt, accompanied by his grandson, arrives at the old lands of his ancestors with a very unusual business proposition. During the war in the old orchard, behind Nowak family house, corpses of elderly man’s parents were buried. He is prepared to pay a lot for their exhumation. Transaction will be beneficial for both parties, however, there is a problem. There is no subject of the agreement as the land in Jablonki was grubbed a long time ago and bones were plunged in the nearby lake.