22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
- The Messenger
- Władysław Pasikowski
- 114 DCP
- November 30, 2019 8:30
“A taut and arresting piece of storytelling … Pasikowski fluid direction ensures Nowak-Jeziorański’s infiltration never shirks genre requirements.”Phil Hoad, The Guardian
The latest from Polish genre-hitmaker Władysław Pasikowski (Jack Strong, Pitbull: The Last Dog) is a white-knuckled espionage thriller inspired by a real-life war hero who couriered intel across enemy lines in WWII. Philippe Tłokiński stars as steely-eyed spy Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a Polish emissary entrusted with delivering top-secret information between London, where his country’s government-in-exile is based, and Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Smuggled out of Poland with intelligence that could change the tides of war, our Slavic 007 must navigate a perilous route through Europe, with Axis Powers’ elite closing in.