directed by Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik written by Eva Borusovicova director of photography Martin Strba music by Zygmunt Konieczny production design by Frantisek Liptak, Marek Zawierucha costume design by Anita Hrossova, Magdalena Tesławska make-up Anita Hrossova, Liliana Gałązka editing by Michał Czarnecki sound by Krzysztof Jastrząb production manager Paweł Bareński
cast Václav Jirácek (Janosik), Michał Żebrowski (Huncaga), Ivan Martinka (Tomasz Uhorczik), Sarah Zoe Canner (Barbara), Katarzyna Herman (Zuzanna), Marian Dziędziel (Sziposz), Krzysztof Stroiński (Lani), Marcin Czarnik (Piwowarczyk), Borys Lankosz (Wawrzek), Richard Krajco (Chliastakow), Danuta Szaflarska (Janosik's grandmother), Maja Ostaszewska (Marketa), Karel Dobry (swimmer), Adrian Jastraban (Biernat)
produced by Apple Film Production, Bagatela 10/12, 00-585 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 84 40-43, fax +48 22 851 84 44, e-mail: email@example.com, www.applefilm.pl co-produced by In Film [Cz], Charlie's [Sk], Telewizja Polska SA - Film Agency [Pl], Eurofilm Studio [Hu] supported by Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic producers Dariusz Jabłoński, Rudolf Biermann executive producers Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wójcik distribution Syrena Films, ul. Królowej Marysieńki 20, 02-954 Warszawa, tel. +48 22 550 11 70, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.syrenafilms.com
35 mm, Cinemascope, Dolby Digital, 140'
Poland - Slovakia - Czech Republic - Hungary 2009
The story of Janosik, a legendary Central European Robin Hood, based on 18th century documents and a romantic legend and operating with a very subjective, original lyricism. The hero is tragic and at the same time very contemporary. He could be an American boy, influenced by cruelty of the war, who returns from Iraq to a city ghetto and becomes the leader of a gang.
Director and scriptwriter (of e.g. Andrzej Wajda films). Shoots in Poland, France, Germany, USA. Works as a theater director as well. Laureate of e.g. Cannes, Gdynia, Viareggio festivals.
1978: Aktorzy prowincjonalni; 1980: Gorączka; 1981: Kobieta samotna (tv); 1990: Europa Europa; 1991: Olivier, Olivier; 1993: The Secret Garden; 1997: Washington Square; 2001: Golden Dreams (kr.m.); 2005: Copying Beethoven; 2009: Janosik. Prawdziwa historia
Born in 1972. Director and storyboard artist. Studied at the Art High School (Paris), and at the Institute St Luc (Brussels). Her first feature film "Bark!" was nominated for the Best Feature Film of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and traveled to many domestic and international film festivals.
Filmography (as director)
2002: Bark!; 2005: Pitbull (tv mini-series, co-director); 2007: The Team (Ekipa, tv mini-series, co-director); 2008: The Offsiders (Boisko bezdomnych); 2009: Janosik. The True Story (Prawdziwa historia Janosika)