THE CLOSED CIRCUIT

THE CLOSED CIRCUIT

Original Title: Uklad zamkniety

Synopsis

In early 2000 in the Polish city of Gdansk, three businessmen set up a fast growing successful company called Navar. The company and the profits generated attracted keen interest from a number of greedy prominent citizens. Through a secret alliance between them, they succeeded in kicking the businessmen out of their own company by accusing them of money-laundering and getting them thrown into jail and took over as the shareholders of the company. The honour of the three men was destroyed; they were treated like dangerous criminals and had to face inhuman conditions in prison. Then a fight to restore the truth and their reputations started against the local corrupt administration between the ones pulling strings in the shadows and others defending freedom.

Shocking, astounding and revolting, this movie is based on true events…

Technical Information

2013; Poland; Politics, Thriller; 110 minutes; HDCAM-SR; 1:1.77 (16:9); Original Language: Polish; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Ryszard Bugajski

WRITER

Miroslaw Piepka, Michal Pruski

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Filmicon

PRODUCER

Olga Bienek, Miroslaw Piepka

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Olga Bienek, Miroslaw Piepka

Andrzej Kostrzewa

Janusz Gajos

Miroslaw Kaminski

Kazimierz Kaczor

Kamil Slodowski

Wojciech Zoladkowicz

Piotr Maj

Robert Olech

Marek Stawski

Przemyslaw Sadowski

Dorota Maj

Magdalena Kumorek

RYSZARD BUGAJSKI

Polish film director and screenwriter. He graduated The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in 1973. He has directed 23 films and television shows since 1972. After his most famous film ‘Interrogation’ (which entered 1990 Cannes Film Festival and won Silver Hugo at Chicago International Film Festival) he emigrated to Canada, because of political pressure. 

His latest film is ‘General Nil’ (2009) was shown at many film festiwals around the world. In 2008 he was given Officer’s Cross of the rebirth of Polish for outstanding achievements in his work for democratic change in Poland.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2009 General Nil

2006 Smierc rotmistrza Pileckiego

2002 W kogo ja sie wrodzilem?

1991 Clearcut

1989 Przesluchanie

 

TV Series

1994 E.N.G.

1991 The Hitchhiker

1989 The Twilight Zone

2017

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL “VISTULA”

May 22 – 28

2015

POLEN AKTUELL // SCHATTENSEITE DES ERFOLGS

Jun 20 – 21

2014

POLISH FILM WEEK

Oct 15 – 21

CINEAST – FESTIVAL DU FILM D’EUROPE CENTRALE ET ORIENTALE

Oct 09 – 26

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL WISLA

May 19 – 19 (in competition)

POLISH FILM DAYS IN UKRAINE

Apr 10 – 16

MAMERS EN MARS FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 21 – 23

 

MAMERS EN MARS FILM FESTIVAL

Audience Best Film Award

Mar 21

2013

FILM FESTIVAL POPOLI E RELIGIONI

Nov 27 – Dec 01

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN OSLO

Nov 09 – 09

COTTBUS FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 05 – 10

SOUCASNA FILMOVÁ TVORBA – STREDNI EVROPA

Oct 17 – 20

INT. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 13 – 19

LUBUSKIE LATO FILMOWE

Jun 30 – Jul 07

POLONEZ – VEREIN FÜR KUNST UND KULTUR

Apr 20 – 20

kultura gazeta

“The Closed Circuit” is breaking records – 100 thousand spectators over the weekend, and conspiracy theories in the network. “Because reveals pathologies of the III Republic”.

kultura gazeta

pomorska

It’s been long time since there was no such film. “The Closed Circuit” has become a political banner before it was completed.

www.pomorska.pl

onet

“The Clsoed Circuit” – a real story of Pawel Rey inspired screenwriters.

onet

www.rp.pl

“The Closed Circuit” by Ryszard Bugajski has been very well-received by the audience. On the first weekend after the entry on screens watched it 100 946 people.

This result is better than the so-called opening weekend in Poland reached such Hollywood blockbusters as 2013 years “Django” Quentin Tarantino and “Die Hard 5” and “The great and powerful Oz” with this year’s Polish production of more interest was met only “Drogówka” by Wojciech Smarzowski.

Rzeczpospolita

prezydent

I have the impression that the film is very strong and will play an important role when it comes to calling the reflection in all people, and particularly those people who have or tend to have from time to time, power over others – told reporters the President soon after the premiere of the film. This is a film that everyone should watch who ever may decide someone else’s life. In my opinion those should watch it, who easily forms judgements. Not necessarily in court, but also in the press, in everyday relationships with other people.

President Bronislaw Komorowski

Variety

Inspired by real events, “The Closed Circuit” is a compelling, strongly performed political thriller about greed and corruption in contempo Gdansk, Poland, where some high-flying new entrepreneurs fall victim to the machinations of the city’s entrenched powers. One of the highest-grossing films of the year on home turf, this latest film from helmer Ryszard Bugajski (“Interrogation”) is traveling to independent venues in North America via new U.S. distributor Society Films.

Alissa Simon