The Closed Circuit

Układ zamknięty, 2013, 110 min.

The Closed Circuit (2013)


Director Ryszard Bugajski
Screenplay Miroslaw Piepka, Michal Pruski
Cinematography Piotr Sobocinski Jr.
Art Director Aniko Kiss
Music Shane Harvey
Producers Olga Bieniek, Miroslaw Piepka


Prosecutor, Andrzej Kostrzewa Janusz Gajos
Director of the Revenue Office, Miroslaw Kaminski Kazimierz Kaczor
Kamil Slodowski Wojciech Zoladkowicz
Piotr Maj Robert Olech
Marek Stawski Przemyslaw Sadowski
Grzegorz Rybarczyk Jaroslaw Kopaczewski
Maria Kostrzewska Maria Mamona
Emilia Kostrzewa Urszula Grabowska
Editor-in-chief of Echo TV Marek Probosz

Inspired by real events, The Closed Circuit is a compelling, strongly performed political thriller about greed and corruption in contemporary Gdansk, Poland, where some high-flying new entrepreneurs fall victim to the machinations of the city’s entrenched powers.
The action begins in 2003, as young businessmen throw a grand fete to open their new factory. They’re partners in a fast-growing, highly successful company called Navar, which produces high-tech electronics using state-of-the-art equipment from Denmark.
Lurking on the fringes of the festivities like some malevolent spider is district prosecutor Andrzej Kostrzewa (Janusz Gajos). A Communist Party stalwart from way back, Kostrzewa is a master manipulator and ruthless hunter who takes pleasure in eliminating weaker specimens.
The businessmen are arrested and treated like dangerous criminals, accused of financial irregularities and money laundering. They are thrown into prison, where they face inhuman conditions, leaving Kostrzewa free to wheedle their shares from their significant others.