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Clergy (2018)

Kler (original title)
Three Catholic priests meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event which could have taken their lives. Their experiences and motivations to serve as priests are extremely different, and soon each of them will have to face new challenges.

Writers:

Wojciech Rzehak (screenplay), Wojciech Smarzowski (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Priest Andrzej Kukula
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Priest Tadeusz Trybus
Jacek Braciak ... Priest Leszek Lisowski
Joanna Kulig ... Hanka Tomala
Janusz Gajos ... Archbishop Mordowicz
Adrian Zaremba ... Vicar Jan
Magdalena Celówna-Janikowska ... Natalia (as Magdalena Celówna)
Ignacy Klim Ignacy Klim ... Rysiek Malinowski
Michal Gadomski Michal Gadomski ... Rysiek's stepfather
Katarzyna Chlebny Katarzyna Chlebny ... Bozena
Iwona Bielska ... Nurse Kaczorowska
Bartosz Trybon Bartosz Trybon ... Nowakowa's son
Kamil Panas Kamil Panas ... Schoolboy Bury
Robert Wabich ... Commander Bury
Sebastian Perdek Sebastian Perdek ... Sergeant Madecki
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Storyline

A few years ago, tragic events combined the fate of three Catholic priests. Now, on every anniversary of the catastrophe that they miraculously escaped with their lives, the clergymen meet to celebrate the fact of their survival. Their everyday lives are, however, very different. Lisowski (Jacek Braciak) is an entrepreneurial curia worker in a big city who dreams of moving to the Vatican. The problem is that Archbishop Mordowicz (Janusz Gajos) is standing in his way, a luxurious dignitary who uses political influence to build the largest sanctuary in Poland. The second of the priests, Trybus (Robert Wieckiewicz), unlike Lisowski, is a rural pastor. Serving in a place full of poverty, he increasingly succumbs to human weaknesses. Kukula (Arkadiusz Jakubik) is also not very successful, and - despite his fervent faith - actually loses the trust of his parishioners day by day. Soon the stories of the three clergymen merge once again, and the events that will take place will have an impact...

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Taglines:

Nic co ludzkie nie jest im obce

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Italian | Czech

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Clergy See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Technical Specs

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Trivia

Two of the characters - Trybus and Lisowski - are named the same as two characters from Drogowka of the same director. See more »

Goofs

Scenes taking place in and around churches were shot in the Czech Republic. In one of them a Czech road sign "give way" is visible (a white triangle with red border) instead of a Polish one (a yellow triangle with a red border). See more »

Connections

References Traffic Department (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Maria ma syna
Music by Kazik Staszewski
Lyrics by Kazik Staszewski
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Spot on
16 February 2019 | by rzurzlinhoSee all my reviews

I was afraid it is only about controversy it will (and did) stir in Poland, "cheap publicity" if you will, however to be quite honest I am impressed with the quality of both writing and production. Acting is great too, I recommend this movie to everyone (over 18, that is).


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