• Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 115’, 4 x 45'
  • Genre: DRAMA, WAR
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

A deeply moving production based on actual events which took place in Iraq at the peak of the Gulf War in March of 2004. The action follows four days of hell in Karbala, one of the Iraqi cities. The plot depicts events which took place during the time of Ashura, an important Muslim holiday. The town hall, which housed both police and authority headquarters as well as a prison for the captured terrorists, came under attack by Al-Qaeda forces. The joint Polish and Bulgarian unit continuously fended off the attacks, despite water and weapon shortages and also the lack of back-up and difficulties contacting the military base. Karbala is a recollection of that ferocious yet victorious struggle.

  • Awards:
  • 2015 Camerimage – Golden Frog Nomination for Directing and Cinematography
  • 2015 Denver International Film Festival – Krzysztof Kieślowski Award Nomination for Best Film
  • 2015 Denver International Film Festival – Krzysztof Kieślowski Award Nomination for Best Film
  • 2015 Polish Film Festival in America – Special Jury Prize; Audience Award
  • 2016 Polish Film Awards – Eagle for Best Cinematography; Best Editing Nomination
  • 2016 Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema in Krakow – Best Actor Award
  • 2016 International Historical and Military Film Festival in Warsaw – Gold Sabre Award


Strawman people

Kraków, Poland in 1958. Bronek Budny, after graduating from the officer school of the Ministry of the Interior Affairs, takes a job in the Security Service division in Kraków, in the department dealing with “anti-state”...

The Hunt drama

A political thriller based on actual events. The main character, Michał, lives in a provincial city. As a councilman and resident observing the incompetence of the authorities, he decides to enter politics and run for the...


Warsaw 1905. A young girl, entangled with independence activists, gets out of prison and is sold to the high-end brothel of Franciszka Szlimakowska. She takes the name “Yvette” and decides to earn money working as a prostitute...