Release date6 December 1976 (1976-12-06) (Poland) WriterKrzysztof Kieslowski (scenario), Romuald Karas (novel), Krzysztof Kieslowski (dialogue), Romuald Karas (dialogue) ScreenplayKrzysztof Kieslowski, Romuald Karas CastFranciszek Pieczka (Stefan Bednarz), Mariusz Dmochowski (Vorsitzender), Jerzy Stuhr (Bednarz's assistant), Stanislaw Igar (Minister), Michal Tarkowski (TV editor) Similar moviesDirected by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland movies, Dramas
The Scar (Polish: Blizna) is a 1976 Polish film written and directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Franciszek Pieczka. Filmed on location in Olechów, Poland, the film is about a man put in charge of the construction of a large chemical factory in his home town in the face of strong opposition from the townspeople who are concerned with their short-term needs. The film received the Polish Film Festival Special Jury Prize (Krzysztof Kieslowski) and Best Actor Award (Franciszek Pieczka) in 1976. The Scar was Krzysztof Kieślowski's first theatrical feature film.
After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is made as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built. Stefan Bednarz (Franciszek Pieczka), an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. Bednarz used to live in the small town where the factory is to be built, and his wife used to be a Party activist there. Although he has unpleasant memories of the town, Bednarz sets out to build a place where people will be able to live well and work well. His intentions and convictions, however, conflict with those of the townspeople who are mainly concerned with their short-term needs. Disillusioned, Bednarz gives up his position.
Franciszek Pieczka as Stefan Bednarz
Mariusz Dmochowski as Vorsitzender
Jerzy Stuhr as Bednarz's assistant
Stanislaw Igar as Minister
Michal Tarkowski as TV editor
Halina Winiarska as Bednarz's Wife
Joanna Orzeszkowska as Eva (Bednarz's Daughter)
Agnieszka Holland as Secretary
Olechów, Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland
Awards and nominations
1976 Polish Film Festival Special Jury Prize (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
1976 Polish Film Festival Award for Best Actor (Franciszek Pieczka)