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Jan Komasa returns with The Hater

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- The sequel to Suicide Room is said to be a mix of cyber-thriller and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and will be released in winter 2019

Jan Komasa returns with The Hater
The Hater by Jan Komasa (© Jarosław Sosiński/Naima Film)

Soon, the World Wide Web will once again become a playground for director Jan Komasa. After his successful 2011 film Suicide Room [+see also:
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interview: Jakub Gierszal - Shooting S…
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, which was presented in the Berlinale Panorama, he has now picked a new set of characters, and is analysing the phenomena of cyberstalking and cyberhate in The Hater [+see also:
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interview: Jan Komasa
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]

Actor Maciej Musiałowski stars as Tomek, a law student who is expelled from university for plagiarism. After the news gets out, he loses the support of his benefactors, the parents of his childhood friend. When he suddenly gains access to new technologies and a spying device, Tomek plots his revenge on his former supporters. The stakes are raised even higher when a politician running for the mayor of Warsaw’s office (Maciej Stuhr) gets embroiled in the situation. 

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The main cast also includes Jacek Koman and Agata Kulesza (Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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Cold War
 [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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). Komasa recently finished another film, Corpus Christi [+see also:
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interview: Bartosz Bielenia
interview: Jan Komasa
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, which is being kept under wraps and is due for release later this year. The scripts of both films were written by Mateusz Pacewicz. With the inclusion of the period film Warsaw 44 [+see also:
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interview: Zofia Wichlacz
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, The Hater is Komasa’s fourth movie to revolve around young characters who are faced with life-changing events.

The film is being produced by Naima Film and co-produced by private TV broadcaster TVN, as well as by the Polish branch of Canal+, Studio K2 and Coloroffon. The national distributor is Kino Świat, and the theatrical release is scheduled for 6 March 2020.

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