Die Spur

A film by Agnieszka Hol­land. In polish with ger­man subtitles.

Reti­red civil engi­neer Dus­ze­j­ko lives a seclu­ded life in a moun­tain vil­la­ge clo­se to the bor­der bet­ween Poland and the Czech Repu­blic. She is cha­ris­ma­tic and eccentric, a pas­sio­na­te astro­lo­ger and a strict vege­ta­ri­an. One day her beloved dogs disap­pe­ar. On a sno­wy winter’s night short­ly after­wards she dis­co­vers the dead body of her neigh­bour and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a simi­lar­ly mys­te­rious way. All of them were pil­lars of the vil­la­ge com­mu­ni­ty, and all were pas­sio­na­te hun­ters. Were the­se men kil­led by wild ani­mals? Or has someo­ne been pro­vo­ked to pur­sue a bloo­dy ven­det­ta? At some point Dus­ze­j­ko herself comes under suspicion …
After her foray into the realm of seria­li­sed dra­ma, Agnieszka Hol­land returns to the big screen with a sub­ver­si­ve thril­ler. Pokot is set in a land­s­cape of chan­ging sea­sons; howe­ver, the wild beau­ty of the coun­try­si­de can­not hide the cor­rupt natu­re, cru­el­ty and stu­pi­di­ty of the peop­le who live the­re. Deeply roo­ted in the rea­li­ty of rural Poland, the film is as anar­chic as its heroi­ne, and bold­ly mixes gen­res – from humo­rous detec­ti­ve sto­ry to exci­ting eco-thril­ler to femi­nist fairy-tale.

Ber­li­na­le 2017: Sil­ber­ner Bär Alfred-Bauer-Preis

Polen / Deutsch­land / Tsche­chi­sche Repu­blik / Schwe­den / Slo­wa­ki­sche Repu­blik 2017

pol­ni­sche OmU, 128 Min.

Regie: Agnieszka Hol­land
in Zusam­men­ar­beit mit Kasia Adamik
Kame­ra: Jolan­ta Dylew­s­ka, Rafał Paradowski
Schnitt: Pavel Hrdlička

mit: Agnieszka Man­dat (Dus­ze­j­ko)
Wik­tor Zbo­row­ski (Mato­ga)
Miros­lav Kro­bot (Boros)
Jakub Gier­s­zał (Dyzio)
Patri­cia Vol­ny (Dobra Nowina/Good News)
Borys Szyc (Wnę­trzak)


im Kino mit deut­schen Untertiteln