Michał Rosa

2019, 1 h 48 min

There was no way this could have been a success! It’s 1901. After a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, Józef Piłsudski “Ziuk” becomes the leader of the underground independence movement once again. He’s unyielding on the battlefield, but in his private life he surrenders to passion, torn between the two women of his life: his wife and his lover. While the conservative members of the Polish Socialist Party see him as a terrorist, Piłsudski and his closest collaborators will refrain from nothing, be it attacks on tsarist officials and highest-ranking officers, smuggling bombs or a daring train robbery, to achieve his goal: an independent Poland. 1914 approaches and “Ziuk” sees some new opportunities for accomplishing the impossible. This is picaresque cinema, a passionate romance, the true story of the Marshal like you’ve never known before.

written by Michał Rosa
director of photography Piotr Śliskowski
music Stefan Wesołowski
production design Łukasz Trzciński, Ryszard Melliwa
costume design Magdalena Biedrzycka
make-up Dariusz Krysiak
sound Piotr Domaradzki, Marcin Jachyra
edited by Rafał Listopad
casting by Ewa Brodzka
cast Borys Szyc, Magdalena Boczarska, Maria Dębska, Eliza Rycembel, Jan Marczewski, Józef Pawłowski
production Studio Filmowe Kadr
producer Dariusz Sidor
executive producer Dariusz Sidor
production manager Jacek Dąbrowski-Udziela
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film

Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe