To Kill a Priest (1988)




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This internationally-produced political drama tells the tragic true tale of a Polish priest who is martyred for his defiant support of the Solidarity movement in 1984. The tale is set in Warsaw on December 24, 1981 when martial law has just been instated. Stefan, a devoted Party member and militia captain, leads a death squad assigned to execute the troublesome Father Alek, the out-spoken, charismatic supporter of Solidarity. Though Stefan has no choice but to follow orders, he cannot help but … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Yves Pitoun, Agnieszka Holland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 1, 2011
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Father Alek

as Stefan

as Colonel

as Bishop

as Feliks

as Halina

as Young Soldier

as Fr. Irek

as Colonel's Wife

as Minister

as Alek's Father

as Alek's Mother

as Bridge Player

as Militia Man
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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The initial steps of To Kill a Priest are quite absorbing, generating an effective tension and historical purpose that sustains throughout the picture.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011

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