directed by Filip Bajon written by Mirosław Piepka, Michał S. Pruski, Marek Klat director of photography Łukasz Gutt production design by Zbigniew Dalecki, Paweł Jarzębski costume design by Małgorzata Braszka, Ewa Krauze make-up by Ewa Drobiec sound by Mirosław Makowski production manager Olga Bieniek
cast Sebastian Fabijański (Mateusz Kroll), Marianna Zydek (Marita von Krauss), Anna Radwan (Gerda von Krauss), Adam Woronowicz (Hermann von Krauss), Marcel Sabat (Kurt von Krauss), Borys Szyc (Fryderyk von Krauss), Kamilla Baar (Angela von Krauss), Janusz Gajos (Bazyli Miotke), Diana Zamojska (Urszula Miotke), Łukasz Simlat (Peter Schmidt), Sławomir Orzechowski (butler Franz Necel), Daniel Olbrychski (Leo von Trettow), Janusz Chabior (Johann von Wagner), Maciej Konopiński (doctor Ludwig Gross), Piotr Łukawski (Brunon Kroll), Dorota Androsz (Łucja Kroll), Michał Kowalski (Józef Formela), Justyna Bartoszewicz (Zofia Formela), Dobromir Dymecki (priest Riese), Marcin Kwaśny (Paul Junge)
producers Olga Bieniek, Mirosław Piepka produced by Filmicon; firstname.lastname@example.org co-produced by EDA Coffee Edward Łaskawiec, Krzysztof Pałyska BELL p.p.h.u. Sam34 Marek Theus Meron co-financed by The Polish Film Institute, The Pomeranian Voivodship Marshal Office, Business Investment & Consulting, BAT distribution in Poland Next Film
The story of Prussia’s von Krauss family and the love affair between a young Kashubian man named Mateusz and a German aristocrat named Marta. The complicated fate of three nations in the old Polish-German region of Kashubia, where the artificial line of the border drawn at Versailles after the First World War divided not only the land, but also the people: Germans, Kashubians, Poles. The film spans four decades, depicting the complicated choices forced upon the people who lived here. Prussia’s anti-Polish sentiments were set against Kashubian patriotism, which led to the 1939 mass murder of thousands of Kashubians and Germans in the forests of Piaśnica. The historical background is brought together by an emotional bond that manages to thrive in the face of adversity.