The Jew


The director of a small-town school that’s about to be closed calls a meeting in the teachers’ lounge, hoping to save the building where he’s been working for more than 40 years. Members of the faculty, more distinguished than their boss, find out that there’s an easy way to get funds for renovating their place of employment: It’s enough to write to a certain Israeli man, whose father attended their school years ago.

The apparently comic meeting transforms into a dispute full of stereotypes, giving the assembled teachers the opportunity to discuss the past of their town, where Jews made up half the population before the war. It turns out that many issues have been hushed up until now, and at times the teachers have drastically differing opinions and knowledge about Jewish society and culture. Each of the heroes gets an opportunity to face up to the past from their own perspective, and also to speak out on the matter of their own ambiguous fate and position.



CAST: Andrzej Grabowski, Magdalena Kuta, Dominika Kluźniak, Andrzej Mastalerz, Michał Tokaj

DIRECTOR: Aneta Groszyńska DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Michał Pakulski. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Dorota Rakowiecka COSTUMES: Paweł Cukier EDITING: Maciej Szydłowski MUSIC: Jerzy Rogiewicz SOUND: Michał Robaczewski, Leszek Freund, Aleksander Musiałowski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski

PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko

PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus