written and directed by Maciej Cuske director of photography Marcin Sauter edited by Agnieszka Bojanowska (Polish Association of Film Editors, PSM) sound by Jarek Wójcik production manager Michał Białożej produced by Arkana Studio, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 840 27 45, e-mail: Arkana@Arkanastudio.pl, www.arkanastudio.pl co-producers Telewizja Polska(Polish Television) – Program 1, ARTE, YLE producer Dorota Roszkowska co-financing Polish Film Institute, Media Broadcasting
The Kruzensztern is Russia’s great pride, a ship that is used for training future sailors of the trade fleet. A film crew accompanied the ship during the trainees’ life exam – a two-month long cruise from Kaliningrad to Santander, Spain and back. The film is about a young man experiencing the adventure of his life, and how his romantic dreams about a sea cruise soon change into a difficult test of skill and will. The youth, watched by the captain and the older sailors, has to overcome his anxieties and become a man.
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza