Poland, Lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After the series of entrapments by the Security Service a confrontation between the opposition and the communists seems to be inevitable. Just before the proclamation of martial law a group of young Solidarity activists decide to play va banque and organize a rash action to take out 80 million of the Union money from one of the Wroclaw’s banks before the account would be blocked. Security Service officers follow their steps. It’s the beginning of a gripping tournament in which also priests and curb dealers will play their parts. Each side has aces up their sleeve.
CAST & CREW
Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek
Waldemar Krzystek, Krzysztof Kopka
Director of Photography
Piotr Głowacki, Wojciech Solarz, Krzysztof Czeczot, Maciej Makowski, Agnieszka Grochowska, Mirosław Baka, Adam Ferency
Media Brigade Banaszkiewicz i Kurek
Born 1953, Swobnica, Poland) One of the best known polish directors of the middle generation. He is also a mentor and a father figure for many young filmmakers, actors and screenwriters. He graduated 1981 from the Department of Radio and Television of the Silesia University, where he studied directing. The times affected his cinematography. His films are focused on the history of Poland and the protagonists’ life is always involved in politics. But as the director said in one of many interviews: ”I am interested in politics only insofar as it concerns people, insofar as it involves interesting situations and people’s meaningful behaviors”.
Suspended (1987), The Last Ferry (1989), Dismissed from Life (1992), Polish Death (1995), Nie ma zmiluj (2000), Little Moscow (2008), 80 Millions (2011).