"17th of August" - Production data and crew

17th of August

The film tells of one day in the life of a man, who now will never leave his cell. We observe not only routine activities, such as the prisoner performs every day. Primarily we accompany him in ceaseless consideration, of what he succeeded and what he failed to achieve before committing the crime, in his prayers and discussions with God, and also in returning to occurrences, which once seemed to him to be completely ordinary, and today seem distant and completely unreal.


Production data

Year of production 2009
International premiere 12.08.2009
Running time 52'16
Genre Documentary film


Director Aleksander Gutman
Screenwriter Aleksander Gutman
Director of photography Maksim Efros
Nikołaj Wołkow
Aleksander Gutman
Sound Leonid Lerner
Editing Aleksander Gutman
Music Władymir Tarasow
Rip sound Aleksander Dudariew
Color correction Konstantin Firiewicz
Editor's assistant Jelena Arno
Władymir Łokotko
Iwan Opienyszew
Translation Radosław Gębicz
Production manager Tatiana Jakowlewa (Rosja/Russia)
Agnieszka Janowska
Production cooperation Radosław Gębicz
Aleksandra Weyna
Producer Aleksander Gutman
Krzysztof Kopczyński
Co-producer Witold Będkowski (TVP)