Black Thursday is a reconstruction of the tragic events that took place on Thursday 17 December 1970 in Gdynia. The film presents the true story of the family of a shipyard worker, Brunon Drywa, who was shot by the militia on his way to work. The film displays the street demonstrations of workers and the procession that was headed by the people who carried the body of the murdered Zbigniew Godlewski. The film illustrates the brutal pacification of the demonstrators made by the army divisions and militia that resulted in the death of 18 people and hundreds left injured.
Public Award | Festival Polish Films in Seattle, USA, 2011
Special Award of the Festival Organizers | Polish Film Festival in Chicago, USA, 2011
Special Award of Professional Jury, International Press Jury Award (Best actress), | Listopad MFF, Minsk, Belorussia, 2011
IPRESCI Award, Best film | World Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2011
Silver Grape Award, best film | Lubusz Summer Films IFF, Lagow, Poland, 2011
Special Jury Award | Polish FF, Gdynia, Poland, 2011
The Main Award | Wisla FF, Moscow, Russia, 2012
Eagles, Polish Filmmakers Awards | , Poland, 2012
Fryderyk Award | Fryderyki Awards, Poland, 2012
CAST & CREW
Kazimierz Beer, Mirosław Piepka
Michał S. Pruski, Mirosław Piepka
Director of Photography
Mirosław Makowski, Michał Muzyka, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Michał Kowalski, Marta Honzatko, Cezary Rybiński, Marta Kalmus-Jankowska
Nordfilm, Agencja SET
Born 1940, Warsaw, Poland. From 1958 to 1961, Krauze was an actor at the Student Theatre of Satire. In 1966 he graduated from the Directing Department of Lodz Advanced School of TV, Theatre and Cinema. To date, he has directed numerous documentaries and fiction films and also acting as a scriptwriter.
The Painting (1969), A Place to Live (1971), Pajamas (1971), The God’s Finger (1972), The Fear (1975), Accursed Manor (1976), The Journey to Arabia (1979), The Candle Party (1980), The Station (1981), The Weather Forecast (1982), A Girl from the Excelsior Hotel (1988), Aquarium (1995), Black Thursday (2011).