The State Witness

Release date: 02-02-2007
Director: Jarosław Sypniewski, Jacek Filipiak

directed by Jarosław Sypniewski, Jacek Filipiak written by Wojciech Tomczyk flashbacks Artur Kowalewski, Piotr Pytlakowski directors of photography Tomasz Augustynek, Marcin Figurski, Jan Holoubek music by Łukasz Targosz production design by Katarzyna Hencz flashbacks Joanna Doroszkiewicz costume design by Małgorzata Stefaniak, Magdalena Rutkiewicz edited by Piotr Kmiecik sound by Maciej Pawłowski, Monika Krzanowska, Piotr Krzanowski production managers Marzena Bober, Przemysław Malec

cast Robert Więckiewicz (Jan Blachowski), Paweł Małaszyński (Marcin Kruk), Urszula Grabowska (Iwona), Małgorzata Foremniak (Mira Blachowska), Artur Żmijewski (Paweł Sikora), Szymon Bobrowski (Waldemar Różycki), Alicja Dąbrowska (Małgośka Sarnecka), Andrzej Grabowski (Jarosław Kowalik), Andrzej Zieliński (Andrzej Basiak), Maciej Kozłowski (Szybki), Krzysztof Globisz (Robert Gazda), Janusz Chabior (Ryszard Nowak), Monika Dryl (Marta), Kasia Paczyńska (Kasia)

produced by TVN SA, ul. Wiertnicza 166,02-952 Warszawa, e-mail: k.kobielska@tvn.pl producers Artur Kowalewski, Dariusz Gąsiorowski distributed by ITI Cinema, ul. Wiertnicza 166, 02-952 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 453 36 30 distribution in the United States and Canada The Society for Arts, Chicago, Illinois 60622, 1112 N. Milwaukee Ave. world sales TVN SA, ul. Wiertnicza 166, 02-952 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 856 67 77, e-mail: distribution@tvn.pl
35 mm, 1:1.85, colour, Dolby Digital Surround EX, 98′
Poland 2007

 

A gangster decides to abandon the criminal underworld for the love of a woman; he declares war on his former mafia buddies. A journalist with a painful secret decides to seek justice on his own. The story is inspired by real events.


Awards:

  • 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia – Award for Best Actor (Robert Więckiewicz)


Jarosław Sypniewski
Born in 1957. Cinematographer, director, producer. Graduate of the Cinematography Department at the Łódź Film School. Produces documentary films. Independent producer since 2000

 

Filmography (as director):
2003-2006: Na Wspólnej (TV series, co-director); 2007: Odwróceni (TV series, co-director); Świadek koronny (The State Witness; co-director)


Jacek Filipiak
Born in 1967. Director and screenwriter. Graduate of the Łódź Film School. His documentary Bidul was awarded at the Leipzig film festival, while his feature debut Zerwany received several awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.

Filmography:
2003: Zerwany; 2003-2007: Na Wspólnej (TV series, co-director); 2006: Odwróceni (TV series, co-director); 2007: Świadek koronny (The State Witness; co-director)