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Palimpsest (2006)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 18 August 2006 (Poland)
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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Konrad Niewolski

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Igor Brejdygant (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Adam Kamien ... Wazon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Bargielowska ... Nurse
Jacek Braciak ... Marcin
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Bogdan
Jacek Lenartowicz ... Second
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Storyline

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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Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Intriguing
13 September 2006 | by rayanrafaySee all my reviews

This movie is special.

It is a true in-depth study of the mind, and our individual perception's of reality. It can be confusing, and I will admit if there was not a Q&A with the director after the film ended (Toronto Film Festival) I would have given it an 8 or 9 (I failed to understand some of the symbolism). But after hearing his rationale and thought process, I am forced to give it a perfect rating.

The concept is truly intriguing and the story is ambiguous enough for individuals to draw their own conclusions.

If you are weary of common Hollywood fare, this is the perfect movie.


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