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A tense and gripping thriller inspired by actual events, Aftermath caused controversy in its native Poland due to its present-day reckoning with a dark period in that country's history.
Los Angeles Times Critic's PickOne of the Best Films of the Year!★★★★ "Gripping, excellent. A bombshell disguised as a thriller." - Kenneth Turan,
Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family.
Only when Jozek’s wife abruptly move to Chicago and refuse to tell anyone why they have abandoned Jozek and their homeland, Franek decides to return home, and find out what has scared them away, and why his brother has stayed.
Franek discovers that his brother has been ostracized from the entire community, is constantly receiving various threats, but he will not open up to Franek. When Franek finally discovers what they both thought to be the explanation of the town’s vengeance, they fall upon an even darker mystery. Now the the stakes grow increasingly more dangerous for them both, as their personal drive to uncover the history of their hometown puts their lives at risk.
“Devastating… an incendiary film” Leonard Maltin, Indiewire
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"Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film." The Huffington Post Reviewed by Abe Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League
“Aftermath” succeeds in bringing the past into the present. The director calls it “warning of how easy it is to cross the line between” using a slur “and regarding your neighbor as subhuman” J. Hoberman, N.Y. Times
Awards: East Bay International Jewish Film Festival 2014 --- Audience Award - Best Drama --- Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2014 Best Feature --- Yad Vashem Chairman's Award Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 --- Polish Film Academy - Eagle Award Best Actor, Maciel Stuhr --- Best Production Design - Allan Starski
Starring Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop
Director / Writer Władysław Pasikowski
Country of Origin: Poland
Language Polish with English Subtitles
Year of Release 2013
Running Time 110 minutes
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