Plagi Breslau

Plagi Breslau

Patryk Vega (2018)

97min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this gritty Polish crime thriller, a policewoman delves into the past to connect a spate of elaborate daily killings. Director Patryk Vega's film is a mixture of Scandi-noir TV drama and American cop thriller, and pairs two formidable leads in Malgorzata Kozuchowska (as dogged investigating officer Helena Rus) and Daria Widawska (as her criminal profiler partner) - two no-nonsense characters whose toughness proves compelling. The key to the killer's identity lies in Polish history, which can be a little bit hard to follow as the film progresses, but provides a showmanship to contrast with the heroes' straightforward manner. Regular use of graphic violence may be off-putting and occasionally feels like shock for shock's sake. Drawing from a number of inspirations, Plagi Breslau may be too grisly for some but will be an entertaining mystery for lovers of the serial-killer genre.

Cast & Crew

Helena Rus Malgorzata Kozuchowska
Iwona Bogacka Daria Widawska
Bronson Tomasz Oswiecinski
Felo Jacek Beler
Director Patryk Vega

Other Information

Language: Polish +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Phoenix ProductionsGuidance: Violence, swearingReleased on: 30 Nov 2018