80 million

Poland, Lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After the series of entrapments by the Security Service a confrontation between the opposition and the communists seems to be inevitable. Just before the proclamation of martial law a group of young Solidarity activists decide to play all in and organize a rash action to take out 80 million of the Unions money from one of the Wroclaw's banks before the account would be blocked. Security Service officers follow their steps. It's the beginning of a gripping tournament in which also priests and curb dealers will play their parts. Each side has aces up their sleeve.

“80 million” has been chosen as the Polish Submission to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Festivals/Awards:

- Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa – Special Jury Prize for Piotr Głowacki

- Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia – „Golden Clapper” People’s Choice Award

- Tirana International Film Festival – Best Screenplay Award

- Chicago Polish Film Festival – PFFA President’s Award

- Moscow International Film Festival (Main Competition)

- Lubuskie Lato Filmowe (Main Competition)

- International Festival of Film Producers (Main Competition)

- T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (Panorama Section)

- Plus Camerimage International Film Festival (Best Polish Film Competition)

- Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (World Cinema Section)

- Cottbus Film Festival (Polish Horizons Section)

- Palm Springs International Film Festival (Best Foreign Language Film Section)

Director: Waldemar Krzystek

Screenplay: Krzysztof Kopka, Waldemar Krzystek

Cinematography: Piotr Śliskowski

Poland, 2011, 105 min

Production: mediabrigade

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