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Arkadiusz Bazak
Henryk Talar
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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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And you were there… and you…. And you!
8 September 2006 | by (Riverview, MI) – See all my reviews

Detective Marek (Andrzej Chyra) is determined to find the killer of his ex-partner. Why ex? The two may or may not have parted ways due to a ménage à trois with Hanna (Magdalena Cielecka) his former partner's dangerously beautiful main squeeze. Marek embarks on a labyrinthine journey through echoing hallways and visual reverberations of repeated phrases and images.

PALIMPSEST began with a lot of promise but it quickly became apparent that somebody has been watching a lot of David Lynch films and that somebody is director Konrad Niewolski. Shocking flashes of flashbacks, backwards dream sequences, and characters who seem to be able to see things that they shouldn't (think Robert Blake's Mystery Man in LOST HIGHWAY) all play into a mystery that isn't all that mysterious especially for link-minded Lynch fans or viewers familiar with fare such as FIGHT CLUB, THE MACHINIST, REVOLVER, 12 MONKEYS, or THE WIZARD OF OZ ("And you were there… and you…. And you!). Don't rush out to see this any time soon.


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