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Zglinski looks at cowardice in The Courage

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Zglinski looks at cowardice in The Courage

Discovered with All Winter Without Fire (CinemAvvenire Award for Best Debut Film at Venice 2004), Greg Zglinski has just finished shooting in Lódź, Poland, on his new film: The Courage.

Co-scripted by the director and Janusz Margański, the film centres on two very different brothers: Alfred and Jerzy. They not only differ in age, but also in their view of life, their future plans and their relationship with their parents.

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One day, on a train, they witness an act of cruelty: some hooligans attack and crudely insult a young girl whom Jerzy defends. Alfred, on the other hand, proves incapable of intervening and prefers to stand back.

Alfred is undergoing a crisis and is in conflict with his wife and parents. After the incident, he will do anything to hide the truth, but one day he will, to his great surprise, have to reveal it.

For Zglinski, the film aims to deal with the subject of cowardice which is, according to him, a characteristic trait of human nature, often carefully concealed but nonetheless present.

The two brothers are played by Robert Więckiewicz (Trick) and Łukasz Simlat (Pitbull [+see also:
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, Mother Theresa of Cats [+see also:
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). The cast also includes Gabriela Muskała (Janosik: A True Story [+see also:
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).

The Courage is produced for €1.3m by Łukasz Dzięcioł of Opus Film. The film, lensed by DoP Witold Płóciennik (who worked with the director on All Winter Without Fire), is scheduled for release in autumn 2011.

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(Translated from French)

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