Thursday, December 16, 2021

Leave No Traces

 The Polish candidate for the Oscar "Leave No Traces" by Jan P. Matuszyński will be released in February 2022 in American cinemas. It will be distributed by Buffalo 8.

In 1983, communist Poland is shaken by the case of high school student Grzegorz Przemyk, who is beaten to death by police. The only witness of the beating becomes the number one enemy of the state, - IMDB.

"Leave No Traces" is a story about high school graduate Grzegorz Przemyk, son of the opposition poet Barbara Sadowska, who in May 1983 was badly beaten by police officers and died a few days later. The only witness to the beating was his friend Jurek Popiel, who decided to fight for justice in court. Meanwhile, the authorities of that time tried to hold ambulance paramedics responsible for the crime. To make this version credible, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party established a special team to investigate the matter. In fact, it was the surveillance and intimidation team.