Traffic Police Storms Polish Cinemas

    Traffic Police by Wojciech Smarzowski Traffic Police by Wojciech Smarzowski

    WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski’s crime drama Traffic Police has taken the top spot among Polish films distributed in 2013.

    Traffic Police (Drogówka) premiere in Polish cinemas on 1 February 2013 distributed by Next Film with 176,732 viewers on its opening weekend. To date, over 453,000 tickets have been sold, making it the most watched Polish premiere of the year.

    The film was shot between February and April of 2012, produced by  Film It in co-production with Agorą SA, Telekomunikacja Polską SA and Canal+ with the support of the Polish Film Institute.

    Traffic Police covers seven days in the lives of Polish police officers. One of them is framed for a murder he did not commit and works desperately to solve the mystery in a rough and entertaining portrayal of the darker side of Warsaw.

    The cinematographer is Piotr Sobociński, Jr. and the set is designed by Joanna Macha. The cast includes Bartłomiej Topa in the lead role, with Marcin Dorociński, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Eryk Lubos, Agata Kulesza, Julia Kijowska, Marian Dziędziel, Iza Kuna, Robert Wabich and Jacek Braciak.