Chain Reaction

Release date: 08-12-2017
Director: Jakub Pączek





written & directed by Jakub Pączek director of photography Piotr Śliskowski music by Michał Wiraszko, Piotr Maciejewski – Zespół Muchy, Michał Szturomski edited by Ludwik Sielicki production design by Alicja Kazimierczak costume design by Agnieszka Werner make-up artist Aneta Brzozowska sound by Michał Robaczewski production manager Leszek Pieszko
 
cast Małgorzata Mikołajczak, Tomasz Włosok, Bartosz Gelner, Wiktoria Stachowicz, Anna Radwan, Magdalena Popławska, Janusz Chabior, Andrzej Mastalerz
 
producer Filip Bajon produced by Studio Filmowe Kadr, ul. Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, Poland, tel. +48 22 845 49 23 co-produced by D35 Integrated Cinema Services, WFDiF executive producer Studio Filmowe Kadr – Dariusz Sidor co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Kino Świat
colour, 100′
Poland 2017

 

A film about how parents’ expectations can drive a person to murder rather than let them down. Marta has just turned 30; she is about to marry Adam and defend her PhD thesis. Adam is wealthy; his mother is a famous writer. He is dependent on her not only financially, but also emotionally. Paweł, their best friend, graduates in film directing, only to get a job with a porn site. Marta was born on the day of the Chernobyl power plant explosion. To celebrate her birthday, Adam and Paweł organise a surprise party. On that same day, Adam makes a choice that will force all three of them to face a tragic dilemma.