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In the Name Of
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Poland, 2012, 102 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, GLBT, Religious, Thriller
Language: Polish English Sub-Titles

Father Adam (Andrzej Chyra) is transferred to a rural village where he’ll preside over the church and operate a center for a group of tough youths with his coworker Michal (Lukasz Simlat). Michal’s lonely and attractive wife, Ewa (Maja Ostaszewska), comes on to Adam, but he rebuffs her because he is a man of cloth. At least that’s one reason.

At first, Adam’s influence is well-received; the boys develop a rapport with him and the locals seem at ease with his laid-back demeanor. To the townsfolk, Adam is not a typical priest. He likes to drink, hang out with the group, and be a regular Joe. But he’s also wrestling with his carnal desires, while trying to help at-risk teenage boys in the Polish countryside. Quiet yet troubled Lukasz (Mateusz Kosciukiewicz) has caught Adam’s eye.

Events start taking a dark turn after the suicide of a boy at the camp. Skeletons start falling out of the closet, as does Adam’s sexuality. Polish screenwriter, producer, and director Malgorzata Szumowska has tenderly directed a portrayal of a man of faith who does not fit the mold.

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DIRECTOR: Malgorzata Szumowska
Producer: Agnieszka Kurzydlo
Editor: Jacek Drosio
Screenwriter: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Cinematographer: Michal Englert
Principal Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lukasz Simlat, Maja Ostaszewska, Maria Maj, Tomasz Schuchardt

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