directed by Paweł Pitera written by Gian Franco Svidercoschi, Paweł Pitera, priest Paweł Ptasznik based on the book by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz director of photography Janusz Tatarkiewicz music by Vangelis, Robert Janson production design by Rafał Waltenberger, Maria Duffek costume design by Maria Duffek, Anna Weber make-up Katarzyna Warchoł sound by Wojciech Mrozek editing by Cezary Grzesiuk production managers Katarzyna Lewko, Artur Włodarkiewicz cast Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz narrator Michael York produced by TBA Group in cooperation with Libreria Editrice Vaticana co-produced by Agora SA, Newcast/Zenithoptimedia, Network Production producer Przemysław Hauser executive producers Krzysztof Masztalerz, Robert Kijak, Jakub Potrzebowski co-producers Marek Jankowski, Jacek Nikiel, Marek Żołędziowski, Maciej Wróblewski, Andrzej Krawczyk distributed by Kino Świat International, ul. Belwederska 20/22, Uniwersus Building, 00-762 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 840 68 01-05, fax. +48 22 840 68 06, www.kinoswiat.pl, www.swiadectwofilm.pl
The film is based on a best-selling book by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, long-time secretary and friend of Pope John Paul II, whom he accompanied for nearly 40 years – from Kraków until his last days in Vatican City. The cardinal presents many unknown events from the life of Karol Wojtyła. Many materials used in the film are archival and have never previously been presented publicaly.
- “Platynowy Bilet” 2008 – the Polish Cinemas Association Award
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza