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by Kuba Czekaj


The action in The Erlprince builds and surges as dramatically as the ballad by Goethe from which it borrows its title. The boundaries between reality, desire and appearance are blurred in this futuristically tinged film about an extraordinarily gifted young man and his ambitious and wondrous mother. Expressed in a form as unconventional as the characters it portrays, the film oscillates between the poles of both science and nature and love and violence.

international title: The Erlprince
original title: Królewicz Olch
country: Poland
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Kuba Czekaj
film run: 101'
screenplay: Kuba Czekaj
cast: Staszek Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Lach, Bernhard Schütz
cinematography by: Adam Palenta
film editing: Daniel Gasiorowski
art director: Anna Wunderlich
costumes designer: Ola Staszko
music: Bartlomiej Gliniak
producer: Jacek Bromski, Dariusz Gajewski
production: Munk Studio, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa, Odra Film, Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich
backing: Polish Film Institute
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