Pigs is one of the most important Polish films of the 1990s. Every Pole knows at least one line by the film’s protagonist, Franz Maurer (Boguslaw Linda). He’s an ex-functionary of the communist UB (Office of Security), who, after a verification process, joins the police force. In this new reality, he can no longer count on the special treatment he used to get for being married to the daughter of a minister. Franz is sent where the action is – straight into the fight with organised crime.
He realizes he’ll be forced to confront former colleagues who have crossed over to the other, more profitable, side of the barricades Pasikowski’s film was a huge success, both artistically and commercially. It also triggered violent critical reactions to its brutal vision of Poland’s post-transformation reality, filthy and full of moral decay.
With the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin
Please note that the festival is over 18s only