Influenza

Influenza

A action-packed story about a group of clairvoyants, acting in Poznań at the end of World War I to help in the recovery of the Polish state. During a seance in a hotel room the telepaths are saving Ignacy Paderewski who is on a ship bound for Poland. They want to protect him against the attack of a dangerous medium working for the Prussian army. For Paderewski is not only a world-renowned virtuoso pianist but also a statesman, the symbol of Polishness and the future Prime Minister of Poland.

A melodrama unfolds at the whirling table as love is budding between the protagonists, love which will require the highest sacrifice there is.

An alternative version of history, parallel worlds and fun with the convention of a conspiracy-based thriller and black comedy ridiculing the bohemian world and the bourgeoisie. The film is a mixture of historic events and fiction, recounting the successful uprising.

written and directed by Łukasz Barczyk
casting Łukasz Barczyk, Bartosz Warwas, Franco De Peña
director of photography Karina Kleszczewska PSC
music by Hanna Kulenty
production design by Jagna Janicka
costume design by Dorota Roqueplo
military costumes by Andrzej Szenajch
set decorator Hanna Szymczak
make-up by Waldemar Pokromski, Tomasz Matraszek
sound by Robert Sędzicki
edited by Łukasz Barczyk, Jarosław Kamiński PSM
cast Patrycja Ziółkowska, Jakub Gierszał, Sandra Korzeniak, Jan Peszek, Crispin Glover, Artur Krajewski, Florence Thomassin, Jan Frycz, Jack Recknitz, Karl Markovics, Bruce Glover, Tomasz Kowalski, Thomas Schweiberer, Piotr Głowacki, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Magdalena Popławska, Maciej Rotowski, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Sebastian Łach, Janusz Olejniczak, Marek Kossakowski, Fritz von Friedl, Klaus Ofczarek, Christian Pätzold, Tomasz Bazan, Lech Łotocki, Andrzej Szenajch
produced by
Studio Filmowe KADR
producer Łukasz Barczyk
co-produced by IF Film-Art – Maciej Szwarc, Orange Polska, Platige Films, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Vue Movie Distribution, HBO Polska, TOYA Studios, Fundacja Sztuki Filmowej Ingenium, Alvernia Studios
executive producer Jolanta Tobota
production manager Józef Jarosz
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Vue Movie Distribution
world sales Studio Filmowe KADR

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