Hope

Release date: 28-03-2008
Director: Stanisław Mucha

directed by Stanisław Mucha written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz director of photography Krzysztof Ptak music by Max Richter production design by Anna Wunderlich costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka edited by Jacek Tarasiuk sound by Maria Chilarecka production manager Józef Jarosz

cast Rafał Fudalej (Franciszek), Kamilla Baar (Klara), Wojciech Pszoniak (Benedykt Weber), Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (Father), Zbigniew Zamachowski (Sopel, Police Inspector), Grzegorz Artman (Michał), Jerzy Trela (Coach), Dominika Ostałowska (Mother), Jan Frycz (Fence)

produced by Film Studio KALEJDOSKOP, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 17 79, fax +48 22 841 21 35, e-mail studio@kalejdoskop.art.pl, domagalski@kalejdoskop.art.pl; Pandora Film co-produced by Telewizja Polska SA, Canal+ Polska, WDR, HR, ZDF/3Sat (Germany) co-financed by Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages, The Polish Film Institute, FFA, BKM producers Zbigniew Domagalski, Reinhard Brundig, Raimond Goebel distributed by Fundacja Promocji Kina Film Polski, Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23, 00-071 Warsaw, mobile +48 722 097 722, e-mail filmpolski@filmpolski.com.pl, bartek.fukiet@filmpolski.com.pl world sales The Match Factory GmbH Sudermanplatz 2 D-50670 Köln (Germany), phone +49 2 212 921 020, e-mail info@matchfactory.de
35 mm, colour, Dolby Stereo Digital, 97′
Poland – Germany 2007

 

With his amateur camera Franciszek records a theft of precious painting from a small church by an art gallery owner and art connoisseur. He promises not to denounce the thief, provided that he returns the picture…

 

Stanisław Mucha
Born in 1970. Actor and director. Graduated from National Theatre Academy in Krakow and the Konrad Wolf Film High School in Babelsberg (Germany). In Germany he directed many famous documentaries (“Warhol’s Absolut”, “Die Mitte”, “Reality Shock”), “Hope” is his feature fim debut

 

Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza