Down 975 this week

Palimpsest (2006)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 326 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

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 »



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 02 Dec 2010
a list of 899 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
a list of 128 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
a list of 265 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
list image
a list of 169 titles
created 14 Apr 2013

Related Items

Search for "Palimpsest" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Palimpsest (2006)

Palimpsest (2006) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Palimpsest.
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Interrogation (1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan
Katyn (2007)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marek Koterski
Stars: Marek Kondrat, Andrzej Chyra, Michal Koterski


Credited cast:
Magdalena Cielecka ...
Robert Gonera ...
Tomasz Sapryk ...
Arkadiusz Bazak
Henryk Talar
Grzegorz Warchol ...
Adam Ferency ...
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ...
Elzbieta Jarosik
Adam Kamien ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Bargielowska ...
Arkadiusz Jakubik ...
Jacek Lenartowicz ...


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:



Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Police thriller that does a 180
8 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See 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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Palimpsest (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: