Explosions, chases, spectacular escapes and surprising plot twists – you will see all this in the second part of the blockbuster for kids – “Double Trouble 2“. The first part of the series attracted as many as 320 000 viewers to the cinemas! “Double Trouble 2” directed by Marta Karwowska is premiering in September 2020.
“The shooting of “Double Trouble 2” was a much more flexible process than working on the first part of “Tarapaty”. As we were shooting the film for more than 3 months, the story got denser and the characters became more distinctive. I had more time to work with the actors, which is extremely helpful and brings great results, especially when working with young non-professional actors,” says the director of the film, Marta Karwowska, as the shooting has been finished.
When the crown jewel of the collection – “The Beach in Pourville” by Claude Monet disappears from the National Museum in Poznań and Julka’s aunt is falsely accused of the theft, the kids must find the painting and reveal the identity of the true thief. The perfect duo starts investigating, but Felka, a crazy 12-year-old, appears there too, followed by troubles. The story of jealousy and trust intertwines with solving a criminal mystery. “Double Trouble 2” is a story for the entire family, saying that you cannot truly believe in your friend unless you believe in yourself, and that friendship being put to the test, may become even stronger.
In “Double Trouble 2”, we will see the actors who appeared in the previous part: Jakub Janota-Bzowski, playing Olek, and Joanna Szczepkowska, playing Professor Strzałkowska, Julka’s aunt. As Julka, we will see Pola Król, and Mia Goti will play Felka.
“It was great to work on the set,” says Kuba, playing Olek. “Everybody had a positive attitude towards the zillions of questions I asked and our sometimes unusual behaviour. But the most interesting aspect of all was related to all the places we have visited – the way they have been transformed by set designers and the way they have been shot. I guess there was nothing surprising to me after the previous part. I will miss all these people from the set as everyone was so nice and we could talk about everything we were all dealing with at that time. It was tiresome that the shooting was several months long with only short breaks in-between. I missed the set and the crew during the breaks, but I was also getting lazy and going back to the set was a nice distraction from the school reality, but sometimes tiresome. There was no single person with whom I enjoyed working most, as all the actors were helpful and the entire crew looked after me and explained everything I asked about.”
This time, the film is also directed by Marta Karwowska, and Jakub Burakiewicz, for whom it will be the full-length feature debut, is the person responsible for the cinematography. The film is produced by Koi Studio, headed by Agnieszka Dziedzic, while Tomek Morawski from Haka Films is the executive producer and the co-producer. Jędrek Kowalski and Maria Dziewanowska-Kowalska are the ones responsible for the set design, while Aleksandra Gowin did the editing.
The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. It was co-produced by Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Podkarpackie Film Commission, Piramida Film, DI Factory and Next Film, which is also the distributor of “Double Trouble 2”. MAKonLine is responsible for the production’s insurance and is the co-financing partner. The shooting locations include Poznań, Warsaw, Warmia and Podkarpackie Voivodeship.
In 2017, “Double Trouble” generated the audience of over 320 000 viewers in Poland, making it the greatest blockbuster for kids after 1989. The film had its festival premiere at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia in one of the competition sections, and later it was screened at the TIFF Kids Festival or the Beijing International Film Festival. “Double Trouble” has been released as a book and a DVD, but also sold to all major TV stations in Poland and Netflix.