Film Info: Weiser

Weiser

Weiser

During his childhood, Pawel befriends the mysterious outsider David, who not only kindles colorful explosions, but is also considered to be a philosopher. One day, during his most powerful explosion, David simply vanishes. No one believes Pawel's story that David ascended to heaven. Even as an adult, Pawel suffers from the memories. As a result, he undertakes a search to find David, whom he believes is still alive, but in another form.


Wojciech Marczewski was born in 1944 in Lodz/Poland. After his studies in History and Philosophy, he studied Directing at the Academy for Theater, Television and Film in Poland. He currently works as a graphic artist, screenplay writer, and film and television director. Since 1984, he has been a member of the teaching faculty at the National Film and Television Academy in Copenhagen, and instructed at the National Film and Television Academy of Great Britain from 1992-1994. He has led numerous directing, writing and acting workshops in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark and Poland. In addition to his feature films, he has directed numerous television films. His films include: The Anatomy Lesson (1968), Travellers like other ones (1969), Departures, Returns (1970-1972), Easter (1975), Whiter than snow (1976), Nightmares (1977), Keyskeeper (1978), Shivers (1979), Escape from "The Liberty" Cinema (1991), Time of Treachery (1997), and Weiser (2000), among others.
Genre Literature
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Wojciech Marczewski
Screenplay Wojciech Marczewski, Toni Grisoni
Cinematography Krzysztof Ptak
Elena Fiedler
Zbigniew Preisner
Andrzej Kowalczyk
Cast Michael Mendl, Juliane Köhler, Marek Kondrat, Krystyna Janda
Producer Iwona Ziulkowska
Production Company Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop/Warsaw, in co-production with Provobis Film/Berlin, Vega Film/Zurich
Length 115 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Polish
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2001 (in competition)
With backing from Eurimages

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