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HIJACKING THE TRUTH

Where the Law Ends

 

Status:
in production
Genre:
documentary feature
Screenwriter, director:
Marzena Grzegorczyk
Director of photography:
Magdalena Bojdo
Composer:
Thierry Malet

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HIJACKING THE TRUTH is a tense feature-length documentary about judicial ethos and accountability, set in contemporary Poland. Documented over the course of ten years, free of any political calculations, the film takes an inside look into the daily practices of the Polish judiciary, the only segment of the public life that escaped the post-communist reforms. Putting aside political battles and ignoring frontline news, the film focuses on what has been absent from the heated, often staged discussions:  the relationship between judges and citizens.  It’s a drama of explicit guarantees and hidden assumptions, a study of privileges, obligations and responsibilities.

Inspired by THE THIN BLUE LINE by Errol Morris (1988; the same topic: documentary investigation combined with meditation on the instrumental and pragmatic value of truth) and COMIZI D'AMORE by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964; a well-posed question as the main narrative tool), we show what the rule of law looks like in practice. We fill the Constitutional slogan: "on the basis" and "within the law".

The film is shot in Poland, Brussels, Paris, Geneva, Strasbourg, San Francisco and New York.



Magdalena Bojdo


Director of photography

Director of photography, camera operator, currently in the final year of MFA in cinematography at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. During the course of her studies, Magda shot nearly 20 short films as a DP, two of which premiered at the Camerimage Festival. Often referred to as a good listener, she loves to shoot documentaries. She believes there is never shortage of people to look at and learn from.

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Thierry Malet


Composer

Thierry has composed music for more than 100 documentaries and more than 200 films for TV and cinema. He is one of the top ten French composers [the IMDB International Star Meter Rank, 2020]. In 2005, for his score for the film IMAGO, which won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes festival, Thierry was awarded the SACEM prize for the best film score and was nominated for an Oscar. 

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