PRODUCTION: Zanussi Completes Shooting The Foreign Body

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WARSAW: Director/screenwriter/producer Krzysztof Zanussi has finished shooting The Foreign Body, the story of a young Italian involved in the Catholic renewal movement who comes to Poland following a woman he loves.

The Foreign Body was a difficult project to develop. It is based on an original script which worked on the assumption that it would evolve into a serious conversation with a demanding viewer, not a commercial movie only. Moreover, shooting in three very different countries – Italy, Poland and Russia – raises the standards of producing and editing,” Zanussi said.

The film’s cast includes internationally acclaimed actors Agnieszka Grochowska (Shameless), Agata Buzek (Reverse) and Weronika Rosati (Manhunt) from Poland and Riccardo Leonelli and Victoria Zinny (Viridiana) from Italy.

The film is produced by Poland’s Tor Film Production. The Foreign Body co-producers are Polish Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Italian Revolver Film and Russia’s Agencja Teatralna W kregu rodziny and Ineureka i Bella Vostok Ltd. The Polish Film Institute and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage co-financed the project.


Director / Screenwriter / Producer: Krzysztof Zanussi

Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

Set Decoration: Joanna Macha

Production Manager: Andrzej Besztak



Angelo: Riccardo Leonelli

Angelo’s Mother: Victoria Zinny

Chulpan Khamatova


Production Contact:

Studio Filmowe Tor

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02-595 Warszawa, Poland

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