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Igor Brejdygant (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 August 2006 (Poland) See more »
Marek, the main character of "Palimpsest," is a police inspector, a man on the verge of psychological disintegration trying to solve an intricate case... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 September 2006)

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  (in credits order)

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 ... Wazon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Bargielowska ... Nurse

Jacek Braciak ... Marcin
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Bogdan
Jacek Lenartowicz ... Second
Andrzej Musial ... Policeman
Stanislaw Penksyk ... Man from Lotos
Mariusz Saniternik ... Laboratory technician
Tomasz Zaród ... 'Doctor'

Directed by
Konrad Niewolski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Igor Brejdygant  screenplay

Produced by
Wojciech Danowski .... executive producer
Juliusz Machulski .... producer
Original Music by
Bartlomiej Gliniak 
Cinematography by
Arkadiusz Tomiak 
Film Editing by
Jaroslaw Pietraszek 
Production Design by
Monika Sajko  (as Monika Sajko-Gradowska)
Set Decoration by
Monika Sajko  (as Monika Sajko-Gradowska)
Costume Design by
Pawel Grabarczyk 
Anna Krysiak (co-costume designer)
Makeup Department
Maja Gawinska .... makeup artist (as Maja Gawinska-Lyczkowska)
Sound Department
Maria Chilarecka .... sound re-recording mixer
Maria Chilarecka .... sound recordist (as Maria Chilarecka-Barczynska)
Maria Chilarecka .... sound (as Maria Chilarecka-Barczynska)
Tomasz Dukszta .... sound re-recording mixer
Jakub Lenarczyk .... sound re-recording mixer
Jakub Lenarczyk .... sound
Jakub Weglarczyk .... sound
Special Effects by
Janusz Bykowski .... pyrotechnician
Witold Gajzler .... pyrotechnician
Zbigniew Modej .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tomasz Karnowski .... Steadicam operator
Tomasz Naumiuk .... still photographer
Arkadiusz Tomiak .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Beata Bogus .... assistant editor
Music Department
Marta Boberska .... soprano
Marta Broczkowska .... music consultant
Ryszard Dudek .... conductor
Bartlomiej Gliniak .... musician: Fortepiano
Pawel Szczepanski .... musician: Horn
Sinfonia Varsovia .... orchestra

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Also Known As:
"Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery" - USA (DVD box title)
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Canada:80 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Kafkaesque thriller, 24 February 2007
Author: Si in Dublin from Ireland

Yes, this film is derivative of Lynch. However, it is more cleanly executed than many of Lynch's films, and has a distinctly European, Kafkaesque feel to it.

Apart from some shaky acting at times (although the lead is excellent, some of the support is heavy handed), this is better thought through than many films that simply try to create an atmosphere with no plot. The direction is perfect, and best of all, the film does not just dissolve into a set of unsolved riddles. Should be appreciated by anyone who enjoys deeper, psychological, or art-house, thrillers. I found this a very good follow up to "Symmetry".

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