‘Żeby nie było śladów’ (There will be no Trace) has been chosen this Friday, September 3rd as candidate for the 94th Academy Awards, in the Best Foreign movie category.
Directed by Jan P. Matuszyński, Żeby nie było śladów tells the story of Grzegorz Przemyk (performed by Mateusz Górski), an aspiring Polish poet from Warsaw, killed on May 14th, 1983 at the age of 18 by the Milicja Obywatelska (a state Police formation) the during the martial law in the 1980s. The movie is based on the Cezary Łazarewicz eponymous book.
The movie is a collaboration between Poland, France and Czech Republic with a original soundtrack by the French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.
The main cast includes: Mateusz Górski as Grzegorz Przemyk, Sandra Korzeniak as Barbara Sadowska (seen in the Netflix TV series 1983 by Agnieszka Holland), Tomasz Ziętek (seen on Boże Ciało), Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska (seen on Child 44 or Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei but also a well known as theater actress), Robert Więckiewicz (seen on Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei, 1983 and more than 50 movies and TV, he started his career as professional theater actor), Alexander Konieczna (seen on Boże Ciało), Sebastian Pawlak (a professional theater actor and a dozen of movies), Adam Bobik (seen on many TV series including Król), Tomasz Kot (seen in many movies including the Oscars nominated Zimna Wojna (Cold War) and a dozen of TV series), Andrzej Chyra (professionnal theatr actor, he performed in several dozens of movies and tv series including 1983) and Michał Żurawski (professionnal theatr actor, he performed in several dozens of movies and tv series including Król).
Żeby nie było śladów release date in Poland – September 24th, 2021