Clergy

Wojciech Smarzowski
Poland
135 min
2019
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Synopsis: 

Many years ago, the lives of three Catholic priests were joined by tragic events. Now, on every anniversary of the catastrophe they endured, the three meet in order to celebrate the fact of their survival. Their everyday lives are very different. Lisowski (Jacek Braciak) is a big-city curia employee, making a spectacular career with one eye on a lucrative Vatican position. His problem is that his ambitions are being thwarted by Archbishop Mordowicz (Janusz Gajos), a luxury-steeped church big shot, freely using his political clout to build Poland’s largest new sanctuary. The second priest, Trybus (Robert Więckiewicz) is a coun-tryside rector. Fulfilling his calling in a place of dire poverty, he becomes more and more prone to human failings. And things don’t look any brighter to Father Kukuła (Arkadiusz Jakubik), who — despite his passionate faith — keeps losing his parish’s trust practically on a daily basis. Once a young altar boy in Kukuła’s parish falls victim to sexual abuse, the events accelerate at a frightening pace and push all characters to the very limit. Not be-fore long, the stories of the three priests reunite once again, and the events taking place will affect the lives of everyone involved.

Screenplay: Wojciech Smarzowski, Wojciech Rzehak

Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Więckiewicz, Jacek Braciak, Joanna Kulig, Janusz Gajos, Magdalena Celówna, Katarzyna Chlebny, Ignacy Klim, Katarzyna Herman, Adrian Zaremba, Agnieszka Matysiak, Rafał Mohr, Robert Wabich, Henryk Talar, Bartosz Bielenia, Jacek Beler, Michał Jarmicki, Marcin Rychcik, Mariusz Zaniewski, Bartłomiej Firlet, Andrzej Konopka, Bartłomiej Topa, Mirosław Haniszewski, Jarosław Gruda, Stanisław Brejdygant, Mateusz Więcławek, Iza Kuna, Iwona Bielska

Cinematography: Tomasz Madejski

Producer: Jacek Rzehak

Music: Radosław Ochnio

Production: Profil Film Jacek Rzehak, Showmax B.V., Moderator Inwestycje Sp. z o.o., Atlas Sztuki Sp. z o.o., Tovares Sp. z o.o., Studio Metrage Sp. z o.o., Great Private Equity, KINO Świat Sp. z o.o., Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny

Sales Agent: KINO ŚWIAT