Gierek

2022 · 2 hr 20 min

4.540%
A film about a man with a breakthrough history of Poland in the background. Edward Gierek is one of the most important figures of the 20th century in the collective memory of Polish people. Even though he stands in line with notables like John Paul II, Jozef Pilsudski or Lech Walesa, film industry hasn't noticed him yet. Janusz Iwanowski and Jolanta Owczarczyk, producers, decided to fill this gap. The film is set in the years 1970-1982, when Edward Gierek becomes First Secretary of the Central Committee of the PZPR (Central Committee of the Polish United Worker's Party) until his internment. It won't be a political film. The audience will see Edward Gierek behind the scenes of his political power. Family relations that have never seen the light of day are an essential part of this story. The filming was preceded by months of preparations and rehearsals with actors as well as appearance transformations. The film was shot in the South of Poland: in Katowice, Ustron, Zawiercie, as well as in Warsaw, Deblin and the Imperial Shipyard in Gdansk.

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Directed By
Michał Węgrzyn
Written By
Michał Kalicki
Studio
Global Studio, Grizzly Movie Investments, Artom Media

Cast of Gierek

MK
Michał KoterskiEdward Gierek
MK
Małgorzata KożuchowskaStanisława Gierek
AP
Antoni PawlickiGeneral Roztocki
RZ
Rafał ZawieruchaPiotr Jaroszewicz
EZ
JF
Jan FryczStefan Wyszyński
KT
Krzysztof Tyniecgenerał KGB
MR
Mikołaj Roznerskistoczniowiec
KH
Klaudia Halejciosekretarka Ryba
MZ
Maciej Zakościelnyprofesor - generał
DG
Dominika Gwitsekretarka
Cezary ŻakLeonid Breżniew

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