The Dark House
Filmfest 2010

Two parallel plots. The first depicts events of a night in October 1978. Edward Srodon, a zoo technician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse in the remote Bieszczady Mountains where he spends the night. The initial distrust between guest and host is soon dispelled with moonshine and turns into a warm camaraderie and even friendship. They even plan a joint business venture. Passion and lust lead to surprising and tragic consequences… The 2nd plot is set on a cold day in February 1982 during the Martial Law in Poland. A police investigating team is visiting a crime scene. Lieutenant Mroz is trying to solve a four-year-old multiple murder case by reconstructing the events with help of the chief suspect, Srodon. He soon discovers that finding out the truth is immaterial to his superiors. They are trying to cover up a different crime. He faces a dilemma: Should he advance his career or should he stay true to his ideals? Production Notes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Bartlomiej Topa, Kinga Preis, Robert Wieckiewicz


Director: Wojtek Smarzowski