80 Million (80 milionów), 2011, 105 min
Directed by: Waldemar Krzystek
Written by: Waldemar Krzystek, Krzysztof Kopka
Music: Zbigniew Karnecki
Cinematography: Piotr Śliskowski
Principal cast Krzysztof Czeczot,Wojciech Solarz, Maciej Makowski, Piotr Głowacki, Mariusz Benoit, Jan Frycz, Olga Frycz, Krzysztof Stroiński, Przemysław Bluszcz, Marcin Bosak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Filip Bobek, Adam Ferency
Producers Marcin Kurek, Sylwester Banaszkiewicz
Co-financed by Polish Film Institute
80 Million is Poland’s 2012 Oscar candidate in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The film is based on real events which took place in Wrocław, 1981, ten days before martial law was introduced in Poland. A group of young activists of the Solidarity movement launch a bold attempt at withdrawing the astonishing amount of 80 million zlotys from Solidarity’s bank account before it would be blocked. Security Service officers follow their steps. A fascinating cat-and-mouse game begins, involving clergy and petty money-changers. The characters of the story were based on prominent activists of the Solidarity movement - Władysław Frasyniuk, Józef Pinor, Piotr Bendarz, and Stanisław Huskowski.
Following the screening: Closing of the Festival. Reception at the Little Café.