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YOUR NAME IS JUSTINE

by Franco da Pena

synopsis

Mariola is a young woman from the Polish countryside. With unexciting prospects for the future she craves a new and different life. After getting back together with her former boyfriend, Arthur, he promises to take her on magical holiday to the seaside. They fall in love. As they drive to Berlin, thinking Arthur is taking her to meet his father, Mariola excitedly learns a few words in German. Mariola is uneasy when they arrive at a strange flat. Something seems wrong. Arthur tells her "it's just for the night". When three of Arthur's friends arrive at the flat one of them slips Arthur some cash. Arthur has just "sold" Mariola into prostitution. Mariola's new life has just begun...

international title: Your name is Justine
original title: Masz naA Imie Justine
country: Poland, Luxembourg
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Franco da Pena
film run: 97'
release date: PL 10/05/2006
screenplay: Franco De Pena, Tomasz Kepski, Chris Burdza
cast: Anna Cieślak, Arno Frisch, Rafał Maćkowiak, Mathieu Carrière, Dominique Pinon
cinematography by: Arkadiusz Tomiak
film editing: Jaroslaw Kamiński
art director: Christina Schaffer
costumes designer: Ulli Kramer, Iza Stronias
music: Nikos Kypourgos
producer: Lukasz Dzieciol, Piotr Dzieciol, Stephan Carpiaux, Wioletta Gradkowska
production: Opus Film, Hémispheres Films, TVP SA, Canal + Polska
backing: Polish Ministry of Culture, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund
distributor: Studio Interfilm
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