The Scar (1976)

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German title Scar
Original title Blizna
Country of production Poland
original language Polish
Publishing year 1976
length 112 minutes
Director Krzysztof Kieślowski
script Krzysztof Kieślowski , Romuald Karaś
production Studio Filmowe TOR
music Stanislaw Radwan
camera Sławomir Idziak
cut Krystyna Gornicka

The Scar is a feature film drama by Krzysztof Kieślowski from 1976. Two years later the film was also released in East German cinemas. A little later it was shown on West German TV.


As a party official, Stefan Bednarz is supposed to lead the construction of a chemical factory in his hometown. The local population, however, rejects the construction in part, as the village is growing into an industrial center. As a result, in a conflict of conscience, Bednarz resigned and resigned from his task.


Franciszek Pieczka received the Best Actor Award at the Polish Film Festival in 1976 for his portrayal of Stefan Bednarz. Krzysztof Kieślowski received an honorary award for his film drama.


Kultur online sees the work as a film that is clearly attached to Kieślowski's documentary roots and that paints a “dreary picture [...] of Poland”. The "colors are literally driven out of the film, the sky is gray instead of blue". also recognizes the dramatic imagery of the drama, but above all recognizes the far-sightedness of the film, "in whose sensitive images the ecological and political catastrophes are already apparent, towards which not only Poland in the seventies was heading."


The short documentary film Klaps was made during the shooting . He repeatedly shows the falling clapperboard and short scenes from the feature film.

Individual evidence

  1. , accessed on July 8, 2009.
  2. , accessed on July 8, 2009.
  3. The scar. In: Archived from the original on January 13, 2017 ; accessed on August 11, 2018 .

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