The Dark House

Dom zły, 2009, 106 min.

The Dark House (2009)

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Gdynia PFF,
Best Director Award for Wojciech Smarzowski, Best Editing Award for Pawel Laskowski, Best Screenplay Award for Lukasz Kosmicki & Wojtek Smarzowski

Warsaw IFF
Audience Award

Silver Frog


Director Wojciech Smarzowski
Screenplay Lukasz Kosmicki & Wojciech Smarzowski
Cinematography Krzysztof Ptak
Music Mikolaj Trzaska
Art Director – Marek Zawierucha
Producers Dariusz Pietrykowski, Andrzej Polec, Anna Iwaszkiewicz
Srodon Arkadiusz Jakubik
Dziabas Marian Dziedziel
Mrs. Dziabas Kinga Preis
Mroz Bartlomiej Topa
Lisowska Katarzyna Cynke
Lisowski Robert Wabich
Tomala Robert Wieckiewicz
Petrycki Eryk Lubos

The story follows two parallel plots. The first plot depicts events of one autumn night in October 1978. Edward Srodon, a zoo technician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse of Dziabas family in the remote area of Bieszczady Mountains. He stays for the night. The initial distrust between the guest and his hosts is quickly dispelled with moonshine and turns into warm camaraderie and even friendship. 
The second plot is set on a winter day in February 1982, during the Martial Law in Poland. An investigating team of People’s Militia (police) is visiting a crime scene. Lieutenant Mroz is trying to solve the multiple murder case from four years ago.