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by Anca Damian


Narrated from beyond the grave by its main protagonist, this animated feature-length documentary tells the life story of Crulic, a 33-year-old Romanian, who died in a Polish prison while on a hunger strike. On July 11, 2007, an important Polish judge is robbed and around 500 Euros are withdrawn using his credit cards. On September 10, Crulic is accused of the crime and brought to the Krakow Detention Centre, where he immediately starts a hunger strike. Claiming he was in Italy on the day of the theft, his demands are clear: he wants a meeting with a Romanian Consulate representative and another attorney. At the beginning of 2008, Crulic’s deteriorating health prompts the court to release him. But it is too late; the young man dies sixteen hours later.

international title: Crulic – The Path to Beyond
original title: Crulic – drumul spre dincolo
country: Romania, Poland
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2011
genre: animation
directed by: Anca Damian
film run: 72'
release date: RO 21/10/2011, PL 01/12/2011, NL 08/11/2012, HU 29/11/2012, FR 12/12/2012, CZ 10/05/2012, SK 14/06/2012, DE 16/01/2014
screenplay: Anca Damian
film editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu
music: Piotr Dziubak
producer: Anca Damian, Arkadiusz Wojnarowski
production: Aparte Film, Fundacja im. ferdynanda magellana
backing: Media Programme
distributor: Film Europe, Fondivina Films, Eye Film Museum Distribution, Mouna Gmbh, Film Europe s.r.o., Independenta Film

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