Crulic - The Path to Beyond


The Hungarian premiere of Anca Damian's movie, a Polish-Romanian co-production, takes place as part of the Anilogue Festival.

Thursday 22 November 2012, 7:30 pm

Cinema Uránia and Cinema Toldi

The animated documentary feature-length Crulic The Path to Beyond tells the story of the life of Crulic, the 33 years old Romanian accused of having stolen a wallet from the important Polish Judge. Crulic is brought to the Krakow Detention Center Custody prison. He decided to start a hunger strike from the day he was arrested, asking for: a meeting with somebody from the Romanian Consulate, a change of the attorney. In exchange, the Consul writes an answer to Crulic, in which he advises him to put his trust in Polish justice. Crulic claimed he was in Italy at the day of the theft, and not only the bus ticket, but also the record containing the passengers names, confirms his innocence. His detention was lengthened by 3 months. Finally, the Court agreed to release the man so that he could be treated in a civilian hospital. He died after 16 hours. Press investigation started in both countries. The repercussions of the investigation have concluded with the resignation of the Minister of the Foreign Affairs, while in Poland, 3 doctors were officially accused of Crulic's death. The acclaimed Romanian actor, Vlad Ivanov, narrates Crulics ironic voice over from beyond the grave.



Directed by: Anca Damian
Written by: Anca Damian
Director of photography: Ilija Zogovski
Music by: Piotr Dziubek
Production design by: Michał Fierek
Sound: Sebastian Włodarczyk, Piotr Witkowski
Produced by: Aparte i Fundacja im. Ferdynanda Magellana
Producer: Anca Damian