Your Name Is Justine

Release date: 12-05-2006
Director: Franco De Pena

directed by Franco De Pena written by Franco De Pena, Tomasz Kępski, Chris Burdza director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak music by Nikos Kypourgos production design by Christina Schaffer costume design by Uli Kremer, Iza Stronias edited by Jarosław Kamiński sound by Jan Freda production manager Henryk Parnowski, Brigitte Kerger-Santos

cast Anna Cieślak (Mariola Szymańska), Arno Frisch (Niko), Rafał Maćkowiak (Artur Bald), Mathieu Carriere (Gunther), Dominique Pinon (“uncle Goran”), Maciej Kozłowski, Katarzyna Cygler (Ola), Małgorzata Buczkowska (Hania), Barbara Wałkówna (Barbara Szymańska, Mariola’s grandmother), Mariusz Saniternik, Grzegorz Piórkowski (priest), Jale Arikan (Nadenka), David Scheller (Jurij), Franck Sasonoff (Oman), Elizabeth Bruck (Helena), Nedjad Kurtagic (goalkeeper), Jean-Marc Calderoni (client), Frederic Frenay, Anna Pachnicka

produced by Hemispheres Films, Opus Film co-produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa, Canal+ Polska producer Stephan Carpiaux, Wioletta Gradkowska, Piotr Dzięcioł co-financed by Luxembourg National Film Found, Eurimages – Fundusz Rady Europy, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej distributed by Gremi Film Production
colour, 1:1,85, Dolby Digital, 95′
Poland-Luxembourg 2005

 

18-year-old Mariola, desperately in love with the slightly older Artur, decides to move to Berlin. Her hopes for a better life disappear when Artur sells her to Arno, who turns her into a prostitute named Justine.

 

Franco De Pena
Born in 1966. Graduated in Film Directing from the National Film School in Łódź. Director and scriptwriter.