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AGNIESZKA is the story of a driven, hard-boiled woman, who, through the love of a 16-year-old boy, finds the strength to turn her back on violence and finally stop running.

Without a penny in her pocket and on the run from her past, Agnieszka (30) leaves her native Poland in the middle of the night. In Munich she meets the former ballet star Madame (70), who has now faded entirely from the public eye. She gives the anchorless Agnieszka sanctuary and a job: she starts to work for Madame as a domina. When Agnieszka meets the 16-year-old Manuel, who falls undyingly in love with her, developments pile up. Torn between her loyalty to Madame and her feelings for Manuel, Agnieszka finds the courage to regain her tenderness.

Tomasz E. Rudzik was born in 1979 in Poland. After graduating high school in Cologne, he studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1999-2001, followed by studies at the University of Television and Film in Munich from 2001-2009. He participated in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw in 2010 and received a scholarship for the Munich Screenplay Workshop in 2010-2011. Active as a writer and director, his films include: FLASCHENDREH (2002, short), TOTE INDIANER (2003, short), GARAGE LOVE (2004, short), DER SPAZIERGANG (2006, short), DESPERADOS ON THE BLOCK (2009), and AGNIESZKA (2014).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Tomasz E. Rudzik
Screenplay Tomasz E. Rudzik
Cinematography Dorian Dragoi
Cast Karolina Gorczyca, Hildegard Schmahl, Lorenzo Nedis Walcher, Elisa Schlott, Jörg Witte
Producers Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes
Co-Producers Hubert von Spreti, Antonio Exacoustos, Josef Reidinger
Production Company Kordes & Kordes Film Süd/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, ARRI Media
Length 98 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German, Polish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Warsaw 2014
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2014 (Best Newcomer Director)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund

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