Director: Borys Lankosz
Country: Poland, 2015
Language: Polish with subtitles
Running Time: 110 minutes
A maverick prosecutor finds himself dragged into the investigation of a string of ritual killings rooted in Poland’s anti-Semitic past in this suspenseful detective thriller. Once the star of the Warsaw prosecutors’ office, Teodor Szacki (Polish Academy Award-winning actor Robert Więckiewicz) has ended his career and marriage to start a new life in a sleepy southeast Polish town. Seen as an outsider by the close-knit community, he faces suspicion when called in to get to the bottom of the brutal murder of a well-known social activist – her body discovered outside a former synagogue. As the trail of victims grows and the killer remains elusive, clues point to a mysterious connection with historical myths of blood libel. Aided by a veteran police detective, reluctant female prosecutor and local rabbi, Teodor must unravel the painful tangle of Polish-Jewish relations and solve the enigmatic case while facing a rising tide of public and media hysteria. Based on the bestselling novel, A Grain of Truth is a masterfully constructed whodunit that pits the forces of enlightenment against monstrous primeval superstitions.
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Underwritten by: Women's Philanthropy Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ