AN ORDINARY COUNTRY
They were everywhere, though they tried to be invisible. Filming from
hiding in restaurants, on the street, in shops.
They registered illegal bottling of regulated fuel, lovers meeting in
They wiretapped phone calls with a man living abroad, during which
Poles placed orders for hemorrhoid ointment.
They filmed interviews during which, through blackmail, they carried
out the process of breaking a detainee to persuade them to cooperate.
Another time, they interrogated a woman from whom they required
detailed billing of household expenses, including the type of meat and
the number of butter cubes used.
'An Ordinary Country' is a found footage creative documentary based
on film and videotapes recorded by officers of the Polish communist
security services in the 1960s through the 1980s.
DIRECTOR & SCRIPT Tomasz Wolski – member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film “Daughter” (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festival incl. Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy – Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora – FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage & Krakow Film Festival.