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To Kill a Priest

To Kill a Priest

A Feature film by Agnieszka Holland

Produced by J.P. Productions

Release in France : 07/09/1988


    The real-life story of the dissident Polish priest Jerzy Popieluszko. In the early 1980s, as the democracy and labor movement known as Solidarity was challenging Soviet authority in Poland, an outspoken priest, Father Alek (Christopher Lambert), defies martial law and continues to rally followers around the cause of Solidarity. The Soviet-controlled Polish government enlists a police official, Stefan (Ed Harris), to stop the priest. Stefan, a devoted party follower, finds that the only way he can silence Father Alek is to have him killed. Along the way, however, the priest has a profound influence on Stefan.

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    J.P. Productions

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Pierre Alessandrini

    Screenwriters :

    Agnieszka Holland, Jean-Yves Pitoun

    Director of Photography :

    Adam Holender

    Sound Assistant :

    Jean-Marie Blondel

    Production Manager :

    Gérald Molto

    Sound editors :

    Gérard Hardy, Michel Klochendler

    Production Designer :

    Emile Ghigo

    Costume designer :

    Anna Sheppard

    Sound mixers :

    Gérard Lamps, William Flageollet

    Assistant directors :

    Michel Cheyko, Luc Etienne, Michel Ferry

    Foreign producers :

    Timothy Burrill, Michael Cooper

    Sound Recordist :

    François Groult

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Harnois

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Continuity supervisor :

    Elsa Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Grader :

    Olivier Fontenay

    Location managers :

    Jean-Marc Deschamps, Olivier Thaon

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    Feature film

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    1 h 56 min

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