Aftermath

 
Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Genre: Thriller | Drama
Countries: Poland | Netherlands | Russia | Slovakia
Year: 2012
Running Time: 90 min
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Date: Monday, November 11, 7 pm
Location: International House
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
Special Guest: Moderator: Professor Elliot Ratzman
Panelists: Professor Robert Cohn, Professor Michael Steinlauf, and Documentary Filmmaker Slawomir Grunberg

 

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Based on true events from a dark moment in Poland’s history, AFTERMATH is considered one of the most controversial and important films ever made in Poland. A year after its initial release, this film from award-winning director Wladyslaw Pasikowski is still causing shockwaves and soul-searching throughout Poland.

The provocative thriller is set in motion when Franek returns from the United States to his native village in Poland. There he discovers that his brother J—zek is hated by his fellow Catholic villagers. The danger escalates through broken windows, anonymous threats and police harassment. When J—zek is attacked and beaten senseless for removing old Jewish tombstones that were used to pave the village roads, he finally reveals the reasons for the town’s hostility. What Franek discovers next is an ominous and terrifying secret that has claimed countless lives and scarred his village for almost half a century.

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