I'm a Killer (Jestem morderca) | Denver Film Society | Maciej Pieprzyca | Poland

I'm a Killer

Jestem morderca

Maciej Pieprzyca

PolishEnglish SubtitlesPoland2016117 min

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Overview

I'm a Killer is an absorbing true-crime drama about a Polish serial murderer known as the "Vampire of Zaglebie” and the detective assigned to catch him.

Set in the years leading up to the Solidarity uprising and the end of Poland's Communist rule, writer-director Maciej Pieprzyca's thriller is imbued by the bureaucratic corruption of the era, accompanied by a fine orchestral and jazz score to enhance his smokily austere mise en scène.

Miroslaw Haniszewski stars as Janusz, the charismatic yet politically vulnerable investigator leading the manhunt. When the killer's latest victim is identified as the niece of the Communist Party secretary, Janusz offers a reward for information. A laborer named Kalicki is brought in, but after Janusz manipulates him into signing a confession, he begins to sense he has arrested the wrong man. Will he have the moral strength to follow his conscience, even if it means jeopardizing his career?


Sponsored by Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles, Mariusz M. Brymora

Producer: Renata Czarnkowska-Listos, Maria Golos | Editor: Leszek Starzynski | Cinematographer: Pawel Dyllus | Screenwriter: Maciej Pieprzyca
Cast: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Agata Kulesza, Magdalena Poplawska, Piotr Adamczyk

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