Polish illusions

Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner, Denmark, 2012

80 min.DK/Documentary

Retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Mark D. Buller has settled in small-town Poland to find a new home for his growing collection of military vehicles and his final missing piece¿ a wife.
He finds help in the young local admirer of 'America', Michal Niewczas, who accompanies the American on his pursuit as the friend, driver and translater.
At the other end of town Jan Konstantynow, the aging magician, must fight for his place in the spotlight when the local Arts Center appoints a new director looking to bring the cultural program into the 21st century.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Polish illusions
Danish title Polish illusions
Keywords Poland, Villages, 2010-2019
Director Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Screenplay Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Producer Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Director of Photography Helge Renner, Jacob Dammas, Tom Jide Akinleminu
Editor Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Appearances Mark D. Buller, Jan Konstantynow, Michal Niewczas
Production country Denmark, Poland, Germany, France
Dialogue language English,Tysk,Polish
Production companies Filmværkstedet / DFI
Technical info 16:9, color, Stereo
Danish festival release 04.11.2012, Vester Vov Vov, CPH:DOX 2012


Production companies Filmværkstedet / DFI


Direction Jacob Dammas
Direction Helge Renner


Screenplay Jacob Dammas
Screenplay Helge Renner


Producer Jacob Dammas
Producer Helge Renner
Production manager Josefina J. Jarmuzewska


Cinematographer Helge Renner
Cinematographer Jacob Dammas
Cinematographer Tom Jide Akinleminu


Editor Jacob Dammas
Editor Helge Renner


Music Martin Bennebo Pedersen
Music Marek Bilinski
Music Hipolit Wozniak


Sound Witold Zalewski
Sound Jacob Dammas
Sound Helge Renner
Sound mixer Radoslaw Ochnio

Visual effects

Colourist Rico Danschke


Appearance Mark D. Buller
Appearance Jan Konstantynow
Appearance Michal Niewczas

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