The Apocalypse

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Address Internet
Tags Drama
Entry PLN 15
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Length 120 min
Director Michał Borczuch
Release 2014
Author Tomasz Śpiewak

Performing: Bartosz Gelner, Marek Kalita, Sebastian Łach, Paweł Smagała, Marta Ojrzyńska, Ewelina Żak, Piotr Polak, Jacek Poniedziałek, Halina Rasiakówna, Krzysztof Zarzecki

Europe after two world wars is still permeated by fibers and shreds of ideology. Pier Paolo Pasolini gives his last interview and dies a few hours later. His mangled body from the beach at Osti becomes a grim prognosis for Europe. The next day Oriana Fallaci writes him a letter, revealing the secrets of their ambivalent friendship. A stranger stands at the gates of Italy to join the proletarian masses…

Michal Borczuch brings to life the protagonists of those events, and the conflicts of the time, which take on a deadly clarity today. The personal curses of Pasolini and Fallaci become fodder for ghastly contemporary characters. The good daughter and the bastard son of good old Europe. Michał Borczuch’s performance is inspired by two radically expressive and, at the same time, contradictory discourses on Western civilization and its phantasmagorical Other – personified in the form of a follower of Islam, a terrorist, an illegal immigrant. The script is inspired by two literary figures: the icon of 20th century political journalism, Oriana Fallaci, and the director, playwright and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.

*Costumes, set design: * Dorota Nawrot

  • Lighting:* Katarzyna Łuszczyk
  • Music:* Bartosz Dziadosz Pleq
  • Assistant Director, stage manager:* Radosław Mirski
  • Assistant set designer:* Weronika Biernat

Assistant Director: Jedrzej Piaskowski

  • Language Consultation:* Karolina Porcari

Mural: Krzysztof Mężyk, Ludmiła Woźniczko
Characterization: Monika Kaleta

Performance for adult audiences.

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