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Directed by Borys Lankosz

Poland 2015 110 mins. In Polish

Once the star of the Warsaw prosecutor’s office, Teodor Szacki, has retired to a small town to start a new life after his divorce. But he is called upon to help solve a grisly local case: a woman, a prominent social activist, has been brutally murdered outside a synagogue, and a knife used for kosher slaughter of animals is found nearby. More violent murders provoke a wave of anti-Semitism, and Szacki must not only solve the crimes, but also face public hysteria and the simmering history of Polish-Jewish relations. Based on the best-selling novel by Polish author Zygmunt Miłoszewsk, Lankosz’s tense detective thriller explores contemporary xenophobia and the power of centuries of superstition.

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