Brief synopsis

"Weiser" follows Paweł, who returns to Poland after spending eleven years abroad. He has made the most of his time away from home, having a family and amassing a fortune for himself. He pictures a new start in Poland as an opportunity, but coming back to his homeland is weighed down by the burden of an unresolved childhood secret. Years later, Paweł tries anew to solve the riddle of the disappearance of his friend, Dawid Weiser.
"Weiser" brims with ambiguity and misunderstandings, touching on themes of friendship, loyalty and community spirit, as well as childhood secrets, and attempts to uncover the truth. The film was based on Paweł Huelle’s novel "Weiser Dawidek".

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Andrzej BasiukiewiczDawid Weiser [L]
Olga Fryczn.a. [L]
Krystina JandaElka [L]
Marek KondratPaweł Heller [L]
Juliane KöhlerJuliana [L]
Leszek Możdżern.a. [GS]
Artur Bartosn.a. [SR]
Rafał Bednarzn.a. [SR]
Mariusz Benoitn.a. [SR]
Henryk Boukołowskin.a. [SR]
Jacek Braciakn.a. [SR]
Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowskan.a. [SR]
Magdalena Cieleckan.a. [SR]
Piotr Fronczewskin.a. [SR]
Jarosław Gajewskin.a. [SR]
Janusz Gajosn.a. [SR]
Krzysztof Globiszn.a. [SR]
Maciej Jaszczukn.a. [SR]
Natalia Leszn.a. [SR]
Teresa Marczewskan.a. [SR]
Maciej Marczewskin.a. [SR]
Michael Mendln.a. [SR]
Marian Opanian.a. [SR]
Michał Pawlickin.a. [SR]
Ewa Wenceln.a. [SR]
Jakub Woźniakowskin.a. [SR]
Zbigniew Zamachowskin.a. [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
ColoristOskar Pospolitak(restoration 2019)
Director of photographyKrzysztof Ptak
Camera operatorPiotr Śliskowski
Costume designerMagdalena Biedrzycka
DirectorWojciech Marczewski
EditorMilenia Fiedler
Makeup artistEsme Sciaroni
Makeup artistJolanta Szklarek
Makeup artistMaria Dziewulska
ComposerZbigniew Preisner
ProducerKrzysztof Zanussi
Co-producerDorota Rakowska-Kośmicka
Co-producerLise-Lense Möller
Co-producerRuth Waldburger
Co-producerMaciej Strzembosz
Co-producerJürgen Haase
Co-producerJan Dworak
Production designerAndrzej Kowalczyk
Set decoratorAnna Wunderlich
Production managerKarin Wegmann
Production managerJutta Paarmann
Production managerPaweł Mantorski
ScreenwriterWojciech Marczewski
Literary sourcePaweł Huelle
Production sound mixerMariusz Kuczyński
Production sound mixerMarek Wronko
Production sound mixerJoanna Napieralska
Production sound mixerFrançois Musy

Production companies

CompanyComment
HBO Polska [pl]Co-production
Magic Hour Films [dk]Co-production
Plus GSM [pl]Co-production
Provobis Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbHCo-production
Softbank S.A. [pl]Co-production
Studio A [pl]Co-production
Studio Filmowe Tor [pl]
TVP Telewizja Polska [pl]Co-production
Vega Film AG [ch]Co-production

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Krzysztof Ptak2001Festiwal Sztuki Filmowej Prowincjonalia [pl]Best CinematographyWinner
François Musy2001Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best SoundWinner
Milenia Fiedler2001Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best EditingWinner
Studio Filmowe Tor [pl]2001Lubuskie Lato FilmoweBronze Grapes AwardWinner
Marek Wronko2001Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best SoundWinner
Joanna Napieralska2001Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best SoundWinner
Mariusz Kuczyński2001Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best SoundWinner
Krzysztof Ptak2002Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best CinematographyWinner
François Musy2002Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best SoundWinner
Milenia Fiedler2002Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best EditingWinner

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereFriday, 19/01/2001Poland