Film - Program 4


Directed by Jan Bujnowski


Director: Jan Bujnowski
Section: Program 4
Country: Poland
OT: Diabeł
Language: Polish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Sebastian Pawlak, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak, Waldemar Czyszak, Danuta Borsuk, Grażyna Kopeć

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Poland in the 1990s: in a deeply religious country experiencing high unemployment, creative solutions are needed if one wants to get ahead. And so a nameless young man has developed a very lucrative business model: disguised as the devil, he roams the countryside, which the film captures in atmospheric, grainy images. This deceitful Beelzebub “forgives” devout pensioners their sins one after another for a small fee, until one day a widow refuses to go along with his scheme.

  • Duration: 19 min.

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Meet the director


Jan Bujnowski

Jan Bujnowski is a graduate of the film directing program at the National Polish Film School in Łódź. He is currently a doctoral student. He also studied journalism and art history at the University of Warsaw. His short films TIME MACHINE, THE CROSSWORD, THE OLYMPIAN, and DEVIL have been screened at festivals in more than 30 countries around the world.


Screenplay: Jan Bujnowski
Director of Photography: Kasper Lorek
Film Editor: Olga Bejm, Stanisław Frankowski
Composer: Jan Bujnowski, Bogdam Klat
Costume Design: Aleksandra Dłutowska
Make-up artist: Adriana Klemenska
Producer: Agata Golańska
Production Company: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz