I Am a Killer

Jestem mordercą, 2016, 107 min.

I Am a Killer (2016)


Off Camerca International Festival of Independent Cinema
Best Actor for Arkadiusz Jakubik

Polish Film Awards
Best Supporting Actress for Agata Kulesza

Gdynia Film Festival
Silver Lion, Best Screenplay for Maciej Pieprzyca

Shanghai International Film Festival
Best Director


Director   Maciej Pieprzyca
Screenplay   Maciej Pieprzyca
Cinematography   Pawel Dyllus
Music   Bartosz Chajdecki
Art Direction   Joanna Wojcik
Producer   Renata Czarnkowska-Listos


Janusz Jasinski   Miroslaw Haniszewski
Wieslaw Kalicki   Arkadiusz Jakubik
Major   Piotr Adamczyk
Policeman Marek   Michal Zurawski
Teresa Jasinska, Janusz’s Wife   Magdalena Poplawska
Lidia Kalicka, Wieslaw’s Wife   Agata Kulesza
Actor   Krzysztof Globisz


A psychological thriller inspired by actual events from the early ‘70s. After an unsuccessful investigation so far, a young militia officer becomes the leader of an investigation group which is to capture a serial killer of women. They called him the “Zaglebie vampire.” He murdered fourteen women in cold blood in Silesia from 1964 to 1970, and attempted to murder another seven. Yet it’s still unclear whether he really committed those monstrous crimes. The movie tells the story of a detective from Civic Militia. His superiors manipulate him because they want to catch and sentence the alleged criminal for political reasons. I Am a Killer is not only a thriller, but also a moral dilemma that presents Polish social reality from before the fall of communism.