300 Mil do nieba

Poland

Synopsis

Based on a true story, the film deals with emigration and the question: »Should I stay orgo?« Two brothers, Jedrek, 15, and Grzes, 12, want to leave Poland as a means of helping their parents. Their father, forced to give up his teaching position for political reasons, finds himself working at illegal jobs in order to support the family — that is, until the authorities find out. The situation becomes hopeless, so the two boys flee the country on an adventurous road to Denmark. There they are confronted with new problems, the refugee camp, the struggle for political asylum, homesickness.
Meanwhile, back home in Poland, the children's parents are deprived of their rights of custody. What began as a kind of lark has unwittingly become a very serious predicament: Jedrek and Grzes are forced to remain in Denmark, glad that they at least have each other.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Maciej Dejczer

Written by: Maciej Dejczer, Cezary Harasimowicz

Cinematography: Krzysztof Ptak

Original Score: Michal Lorenc

Main Cast: Wojciech Klata (Grzes), Rafal Zimowski (Jedrek), Kama Kowalewska (Elka), Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslaak (the mother), Andrzej Mellin (the father)

Nominations and Awards

  • Young European Film 1989
  • European Director 1989
  • European Screenwriter 1989
  • European Composer 1989
  • European Cinematographer 1989