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DOPPELGÄNGER:THE DOUBLE 
 
DOPPELGÄNGER: SOBOWTÓR

 

 

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DOPPELGÄNGER:THE DOUBLE

crime, drama I 2023 I Poland

WEDNESDAY 26/6/2024 6:45pm 

PALACE CENTRAL CINEMAS

SATURDAY 6/7/2024 6pm 

PALACE NORTON ST

 

 

Original Title:  DOPPELGÄNGER. SOBOWTÓR

Duration:        118min

Language:        Polish, German, French with English

                           subtitles

 

Director:  Jan Holoubek

Cast:         Jakub Gierszal, Tomasz Schuchardt, Emily Kusche, Wiktoria Gorodecka, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Herman

 

 

Masterfully directed by Jan Holoubek, "Doppelgänger. The Double" is a gripping psychological spy thriller entangling two men on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Recipient of multiple awards at the Gdynia Film Festival, it keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as they gradually comprehend the connections between the two characters.

Hans Steiner (Jakub Gierszał) lives a seemingly quiet life in bustling Strasbourg, where under his new identity he discreetly carries out espionage activities. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Iron Curtain in Gdańsk, devoted patriot Jan Bitner (Tomasz Schuchardt), passionately fights for a free Poland immersed in the Solidarity movement. Despite their disparate worlds, a subtle connection links them, setting the stage for a high-stakes game of deception and intrigue. With tensions escalating on both sides of the Iron Curtain, the fate of these two men becomes increasingly intertwined. While Hans meticulously feeds information to his superiors, his carefully constructed facade gradually crumbles as Jan's personal quest to find his birth mother inadvertently jeopardizes both of them.

Rooted in actual events of Cold War Poland and produced with great attention to detail, the film explores themes of identity theft and international politics and their profound impact on the lives of ordinary individuals.

 

Doppelganger was the opening selection of the 2023 Gdynia Film Festival, winning multiple awards including best director, best cinematography and best supporting actor.

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JAN HOLOUBEK

A graduate of the prestigious Cinematography Department of Lodz Film Academy, he started as a DOP in 2003 and worked on a variety of artistic and commercial projects, very quickly establishing himself as one of the best in Poland. After years of working as a cinematographer, Holoubek made his feature directorial debut with "25 Years of Innocence" (2023 PFF Sydney) in 2020. Holoubek's debut won an award for Best Debut Film at Gdynia Film Festival, Poland's most important annual film event. Piotr Trojan, who played the lead role, received the award for best male leading role. 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Best Director I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Best Cinematography I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Best Supporting Actor (Tomasz Schuchardt) I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

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PALACE CENTRAL CINEMAS I WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE I 6:45 PM
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Program Announced

1 June 2024 

 

Tickets on Sale
3 June 2024

 

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23 June 2024

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