Directed by
Kasia Adamik


Inspired by the short story by Olga Tokarczuk


Sascha Ley

Technical data

Year: 2024
Language: English, Polish
Country: Luxembourg, Poland, United Kingdom
Duration: 100 min
Producers: Nicolas Steil, Katarzyna Ozga, Iris Productions (LU)
Olga Chajdas, Wild Mouse Pictures (PL)
Samantha Taylor, Film and Music Entertainment (UK)
Stanisław Dziedzic, Film Produkcja (PL)
Distribution: Hanway Films (Sales Agent UK)


Warsaw, December 13th, 1981: Overnight, martial law is declared and a whole country turns into a prison. Taxis are replaced by tanks. Citizens are treated like criminals. Having just arrived the previous night, British professor Joan Andrews suddenly finds herself trapped in a satellite town, like a rat in a maze. When she witnesses the murder of a student by the secret police, Joan becomes a target herself!

Isolated from the outside world, she must rely on intuition, survival instinct, and imagination. She will outsmart a totalitarian regime and its communication ban by supporting a young resistance member and smuggling incriminating photographs out of Poland.