Dark, Almost Night

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    Dark, Almost Night

    Ciemno, prawie noc

    Directed by

    Poland

    2019

    111 min

    • Polish

    Thriller

    In the small Polish city of Walbrzych, on the border with Germany, a series of mysterious child kidnappings take place. The police are at a loss and journalist Alicja Tabor starts looking into the case in the place she once called home. Along the way, she finds clues of dramatic events that took place decades earlier. In doing so, the investigative journalist - as a rule not easily frightened – has to face the family secrets she has been sweeping under the carpet for all of her adult life. She can no longer avoid the confrontation with her childhood and finally, everything comes together: the child disappearances, the war-tainted past, the legend of the Nazi gold train, and her own fate.

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    Cast
    Magdalena Cielecka
    Marcin Dorociński
    Agata Buzek
    Aleksandra Konieczna
    Dawid Ogrodnik
    Jerzy Trela
    Dorota Kolak
    Piotr Fronczewski
    Screenplay
    Borys Lankosz
    Magdalena Lankosz
    Cinematography
    Marcin Koszalka
    Music
    Marcin Stańczyk
    Sales
    PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    AURUM FILM
    Borys Lankosz

    Borys Lankosz

    Poland

    Borys Lankosz is one of the most popular Polish filmmakers of his generation. Alumnus of the famous National Film School in Lodz, he made his debut in 2001 with a harrowing documentary EVOLUTION awarded in various international documentary festivals, including San Francisco International Film Festival. His documentary RADEGAST (2008) tells the story of Western European Jews, deported to the ghetto of Lodz via the namesake train station, the Nazi gates of hell. Polish moviegoers know Lankosz primarily for his feature movies - his dark comedy about Stalinism REVERSE (2009) received numerous awards, among others, the Golden Lions Award at the Gdynia Film Festival. The film was also awarded eight Eagles by the Polish Film Academy, including for the Best Film. His film DARK, ALMOST NIGHT had its world premiere at BIFFF 2019.