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GEORGE THE HEDGEHOG

by Wojciech Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski, Tomasz Leśniak

synopsis

A crazy comedy about a hedgehog named Jerzy, who leads a human life. In Polish real life he has to face stupidity, fanaticism, xenophobia, and hypocrisy. His enemies are Stefek and Zenek, two neo-Nazis claming to be nationalists. They are joined by a crazy Scientist and the greedy Assistant to create an anti-hedgehog clone. Jerzy's antagonists are a symbol of wild strength that - in the view of the creators - is truly threatening the world. However, Jerzy is not necessarily an example of virtue and courage. His attitude is based on tolerance and the belief that equality and freedom can free the world from catastrophe. The film is based on one of the most popular comic book series in Poland.

international title: George the Hedgehog
original title: Jeż Jerzy
country: Poland
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2010
genre: animation
directed by: Wojciech Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski, Tomasz Leśniak
film run: 90'
film editing: Wojtek Włodarski
music: Jacek Szymkiewicz, Jan Duszyński
producer: Jolanta Rojek, Maciej Ślesicki, Eliza Oczkowska, Stanisław Dziedzic
production: Paisa Films, Warsaw Film School, Film Produkcja
backing: Polish Film Institute
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