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Palimpsest (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Magdalena Cielecka ...
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Robert Gonera ...
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Tomasz Sapryk ...
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Arkadiusz Bazak
Henryk Talar
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Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ...
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Elzbieta Jarosik
Adam Kamien ...
Wazon
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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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Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery  »

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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.


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