Saved by a Miracle

Saved by a Miracle

dir.

Janusz Zaorski

2004, 1 h 31 min

1960s, Masuria. Mikołaj Biesaga gets seriously wounded in the war and swears that if he survives, he will build a chapel for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Years later, the ‘miraculously saved’ still has not kept his promise. Now, feeling that his time is coming, he decides to fulfil the obligation. The authorities, though, deny him cement allocation and the permission to build. Even a priest, unwilling to make himself unpopular, doesn’t support the pious plan. Meanwhile, a group of female prisoners – thieves, embezzlers and prostitutes – arrives at a local State Agricultural Farm to rehabilitate. One of them, Lola Katafalk meets Mikołaj on a cemetery pretending to be a guest artist invited to perform. Lonely and desperate, Mikołaj confides in her. Lola promises to help and takes a down payment. When Mikołaj finds out about her identity, the woman disappears with the money. Soon, however, she will need him… The first episode of “Polskie miłości” TV series.

Written by: Andrzej Mularczyk
Director of photography: Tomasz Wert
Music by: Jerzy Chruściński
Production design by: Rafał Waltenberger
Set decorator: Maria Duffek
Costume design by: Katarzyna Morawska
Editing: Milenia Fiedler
Sound: Maria Chilarecka
Cast: Marian Opania (Biesaga), Ewa Kasprzyk (Regina aka Lola Katafalk), Wiktor Zborowski (Stasiek), Edyta Jungowska (Hanka), Sławomir Pacek (Czesiek), Elżbieta Jarosik (Zygoniowa), Krzysztof Zaleski (Wrona), Bartek Opania (Witold), Łukasz Lewandowski (Tadzio), Leszek Malinowski (priest), Antoni Szpak (Gendera), Zbigniew Buczkowski (collector), Leszek Piskorz (Mr. Dendys), Anna Gornostaj (Mrs. Dendys), Henryk Gołębiewski (mason), Lech Dyblik (doctor), Witold Wieliński (Sergeant), Agata Kulesza (Czarna), Dominika Kluźniak (Mankowiczka), Barbara Babilińska (Cielęcina), Ewelina Serafin de la Cruz (Iwona)
Production manager: Mariusz Mielczarek
Produced by: Polish Television Film Agency
Executive producer: Avocado TV
Producers: Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Iza Wójcik
Distributed by: Telewizja Polska S.A.
World sales: Telewizja Polska S.A.

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