Warsaw by night, a restaurant by the river. Ojka, young and beautiful “call girl” runs out to the parking lot. Lured by her charm, an aging politician follows her. He doesn’t realize, that Ojka is only a bait, and he himself is in a few minutes going to die. That’s how Warsaw Dark begins, a political thriller with a strong erotic motive.
This film features a world where business pervades politics, there are no fair rules of the game, and anyone who has entered this matrix is marked forever. To some, this world will be a story in its own right, and to others, however, merely a backdrop of a big love. The plot is based on the sensational, authentic, yet so far unresolved case of the mysterious murder of Jacek Dębski, the one-time boss of he Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism, in 2001. —TwitchFilm
A hard-drinking Australian seems an unlikely figure to be one of the most important and influential cinematographers in Asian cinema, but that is exactly what Christopher Doyle is. His richly atmospheric, improvisational style has worked its way into the lexicon of both music videos and mainstream Hollywood fare. Moreover, his photo-collage artwork and his bizarre, often drunken public antics have made him a sort of cult celebrity in much of Asia.
Born in 1952 in Sydney, Doyle fled the banality of the suburbs to spend much of his early life on the road. At various points in his life he was a well digger in India, a Norwegian merchant marine, a cow herder on an Israeli kibbutz, and a doctor of Chinese medicine in Thailand. In the late ‘70s, Doyle was rechristened Du Kefeng by his professor at the University of Hong Kong, and his life has not been the same since. Soon afterward, he moved to Taiwan and fell in with the Taipei art crowd, including such future members of the cultural… read more