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Palimpsest (2006)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 18 August 2006 (Poland)
Marek, the main character of "Palimpsest," is a police inspector, a man on the verge of psychological disintegration trying to solve an intricate case. The story is told on two planes. The ... See full summary »

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Konrad Niewolski

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Igor Brejdygant (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrzej Chyra ... Marek
Magdalena Cielecka ... Hanna
Robert Gonera ... Tomek
Tomasz Sapryk ... Maciek
Arkadiusz Bazak
Henryk Talar
Grzegorz Warchol ... Neighbour
Adam Ferency ... Malina
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ... Bury
Elzbieta Jarosik
Adam Kamien Adam Kamien ... Wazon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Bargielowska ... Nurse
Jacek Braciak ... Marcin
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Bogdan
Jacek Lenartowicz ... Second
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Marek, the main character of "Palimpsest," is a police inspector, a man on the verge of psychological disintegration trying to solve an intricate case. The story is told on two planes. The first one is a crime story, which constitutes the framework of the film. In the course of events, another theme appears - psychological experiences of the main character. Vivid blend of picture with sound and music will draw the audience into the deepest recesses of Marek's mind, making the viewers face questions: What is reality and what is only an illusion? Where is the borderline between the real world and our perception of it? What makes suffering meaningful and what is really important in one's life"? Written by Zebra Film Studio

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery See more »

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2.35 : 1
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A Police thriller that does a 180
8 September 2006 | by benl-4See all my reviews

Palimpsest is a Polish psychological study that starts as a police detective story and ends up being something very different. That's all I'm going to say, except the script was intriguing and the cast gave a great performance. Palimpsest is the kind of film that many people will want to see again to look for clues and details.

I wish the sound mix had been a bit lower though as it was a bit jarring at times, especially since I almost dozed off because I'd had a long day. I saw Palimpsest at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the director's comments after the screening about how the screenplay changed during development and how he hates unnecessary dialog were interesting.


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