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by Christopher Doyle


Ojka is a young prostitute who is with a Polish government official when he’s assassinated one night in Warsaw. She’s then caught by the hit-man, drugged, taken to an apartment and begins to experience a sort of personality replacement programme. Meanwhile the police try to solve the murder and track her down, following a series of number based clues that are ambiguous in origin. Ojka’s experiences locked in the rooms being tormented by this man grow ever more disturbing and masochistic as he breaks her down and she begins to lose her grip on reality.

international title: Warsaw Dark
original title: Izolator
country: Poland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Christopher Doyle
film run: 85'
screenplay: Maciej Pisarek
cast: Anna Przybylska, Leslaw Zurek, Adam Ferency, Violetta Arlak, Jan Frycz, Jacek Poniedzialek
cinematography by: Rain Kathy Li
film editing: Marcin Bastkowski
art director: Petr Kunc
costumes designer: Ada Weslowska
producer: Marianna Rowinska
production: Ozumi Films
backing: Polish Film Institute
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