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Medium (1985)

Story of four people in Sopot in 1933, mysteriously brought together to an old villa to reenact a murder ritual that took place 36 years earlier.

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Jacek Koprowicz

Writer:

Jacek Koprowicz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wladyslaw Kowalski ... Selin
Michal Bajor ... Krank
Jerzy Zelnik ... Andrzej Gaszewski
Jerzy Stuhr ... Georg Netz
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Teacher Luiza
Jerzy Nowak ... Ernst Wagner
Ewa Dalkowska ... Greta Wagner
Piotr Machalica ... Gauleiter
Ewa Kasprzyk ... Maria
Henryk Bista ... Dr. Mincel
Zygmunt Zintel ... Krause
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariusz Benoit
Witold Debicki ... Librarian
Waldemar Gajewski Waldemar Gajewski
Elzbieta Goetel Elzbieta Goetel
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Story of four people in Sopot in 1933, mysteriously brought together to an old villa to reenact a murder ritual that took place 50 years earlier. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Poland | West Germany

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

14 October 1985 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Mediet See more »

Filming Locations:

Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Best Polish horror film
27 October 2008 | by majdo007See all my reviews

It's one of the first Polish films that is fully devoted to occult and parapsychology. It's pretty difficult in reception and it's definitely one of these forgotten movies. Action takes place in Sopot, where Wagner is some kind of fortuneteller and his sister is a medium. They detect the presence of a few people which are guided by insanely powerful medium. Those people meet in Sopot (where there is famous Polish pier shown later) but while controlled they are unaware what they did or what they were doing in that location. Later, an investigation carried out by detective and his deputy that sworn his loyalty to Nazis, results in conclusion that this is repetition of a cycle in which... The movie is accompanied by excellent music which enhances the atmosphere of the mystery. Interestingly, casual dialogues are without any background music. In addition to that we got some historical background when Hitler started to rule in Germany along with the party of the Nazis (NSDAP). To summarize, we receive a very original Polish production, however it will be difficult to examine for those who don't like movies concerning psychological things rather than gore and action. A must see for Polish horror lovers and mystery films.


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