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ETHER

by Krzysztof Zanussi

synopsis

The beginning of the 20th century, borders of the Russian Tsar Imperium. A doctor gives a mortal amount of ether to a young woman whom he wants to seduce. He gets employed in an Austrian-Hungarian fortress where he continues his experiments with ether. Their aim is to lower pain but also to manipulate human behaviour. The price of success is the loss of the soul but love can save the Doctor from eternal condemnation.

international title: Ether
original title: Eter
country: Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi
film run: 117'
release date: PL 30/11/2018
screenplay: Krzysztof Zanussi
cast: Jacek Poniedzialek, Andrzej Chyra, Małgorzata Pritulak, Maria Ryaboshapka, Victoria Zinny, Remo Girone, Ostap Stupka, Zsolt László, Ostap Vakulyuk, Kolokolnikov Stanislav
cinematography by: Piotr Niemyjski
film editing: Milenia Fiedler
art director: Joanna Macha
costumes designer: Katarzyna Lewińska
music: Richard Wargner
producer: Janusz Wachala, Krzysztof Zanussi
co-producer: Olena Fetisova, Uljana Kim, Volodymyr Kozyr, Giuseppe Lepore, Wlodzimierz Niderhaus, Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos, Paolo Maria Spina, Judit Stalter
executive producer: Janusz Wachala
production: Studio Filmowe TOR, Studio Uljana Kim, Laokoon Film, Revolver, Bielle Re, Interfilm Production Studio (UA)
backing: Polish Film Institute (PL), Minister of Culture and National Heritage (PL), Podkarpackie Film Commission (PL), Ukrainian State Film Agency (UA), Hungarian National Film Fund (HU), Lithuanian Film Centre (LT)
distributor: Next Film