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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:
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
And you were there… and you…. And you!, 8 September 2006
Author: Mike White from Riverview, MI

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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