Pokot | Spoor

Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia 2017, 128', Feature Film
Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik
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Janina Duszejko, a retired construction engineer, lives in a small mountain village on the Czech-Polish border. One day her beloved dogs disappear. A few months later she discovers a dead body of her neighbour; the only traces are those of roe deer hooves. As time goes by, more grisly killings are discovered. All victims were hunters, belonged to the local elite. The police investigation proves ineffective. Duszejko has her own theory: all murders were committed by wild animals...

»Our lm could be called: ›No Country for Old Women‹. e world in which we live in, certainly Poland, is such a place. The main character of Spoor is honest, passionate but also mad. Mad with anger, obsessions, love for animals and with compassion for marginalized people. She is full of rebellion and outrage. Her cruel, anarchic revolt is not meant to outrage us. On the contrary – the viewer should identify with her. Is that immoral? Yes but only thanks to extreme provocation (underlined with humour and tenderness) can we uncover the injustice and cruelty of the world that Duszejko inhabits. She leads us through a landscape in which the beauty of nature and human friendship are mixed with mud, corruption, cruelty, stupidity and blood.« Agnieszka Holland


Danielle Arbid
Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia
Feature film
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