Lynch / Lincz (Poland, 2010)

directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, thriller/social drama, 81 min, eng subtitles
written by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
with Wiesław Komasa, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Leszek Lichota

A 60 year old man is murdered in a small village in Mazury. Six villagers are involved in the crime. The victim turns out to be a repeat offender who had terrorised the inhabitants of the area for many years. The men had no prior record and argue that they acted in self-defense. Yet they are accused of premeditated murder and are caught up in the ruthless mecanisms of the police investigation and trial. The village people and families of the accused come together to demand their acquittal. Inspired by a true story that happened a few years ago.

Koszalin Film Festival 2010 (Grand Prix - Best Debute)