Today we are presenting the teaser of the film “Ukryta gra” (The Coldest Game) directed by Łukasz Kośmicki. The action of the spy thriller takes place in the 60’s in the Palace of Culture and Science. Starring: Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz, Lotte Verbeek and Alexei Sierbriakov. “Ukryta gra” (The Coldest Game) will compete for Golden Lions at the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. The special guest of the festival will be Bill Pullman. The film will be released in cinemas on 8th of November.
One move can change history
Bill Pullman takes on the role of Joshua Mansky, a brilliant mathematician who, at the height of the Cuban crisis, is kidnapped by the American secret service.
An alcohol abuser, forgotten genius is to take part in a chess match against the Soviet champion Gavrilov at an international tournament. However, the competition is only a cover-up for the spy game. When allies turn out to be enemies and you don’t know who really to trust, Mansky has to make a decisive move to stop nuclear conflict.
SEE THE TEASER TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE “UKRYTA GRA”(THE COLDEST GAME)
“Ukryta gra”(The Coldest Game), the latest production of Watchout Studio, will be presented in the Main Competition at this year’s Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. After the selected screenings there will be meetings with artists – guests of the most important celebration of the cinema, there will be: Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz, Lotte Verbeek, Łukasz Kośmicki (director and scriptwriter), Allan Starski (set designer), Paweł Edelman (cinematographer), Ewa Gronowska (costume designer), Ewa Drobiec and Agnieszka Hodowana (make-up artists) and Krzysztof Terej and Daniel Baur (producers).
Bill Pullman, an American actor known for his hits such as “Independence Day” or “Lost Highway”, will be a special guest of this year’s Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. In “Ukryta gra” (The Coldest Game), he plays the role of a brilliant mathematician, closed-minded and unpredictable. Can a genius with a tendency to alcohol cope with the most critical moments? Taken over by the U.S. Secret Service, he has to take part in a chess match. However, this is not the only challenge. Will he become a silent hero of the Cuban crisis?
“Mansky has a certain trait… he doesn’t feel comfortable around anyone. He was alone for a long time and, in a way, isolated from society. The pain of existence is relieved by the potato juice and all other specifics that will fall into his hands. He also doesn’t care what people think about him. And he has no intention of doing what others expect of him,” said Bill Pullman about his character.
Who’s who in the game about everything?
Apart from Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz („Pod mocnym aniołem”, „W ciemności”) plays the role of the director of the Palace of Culture and Science. The cast also includes Lotte Verbeek (“Nothing Personal”, “Outlander”), James Bloor (“Dunkirk”), Alexei Serbyakov (“Leviathan”, “Cargo 200”) and Corey Johnson (“Captain Phillips”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”). The atmosphere of the 1960s, the Cold War and the Cuban crisis is created by the set design prepared by Allan Starski. The cinematography by Paweł Edelman perfectly relates the atmosphere of the spy game.
The film’s partners are: The Capital City of Warsaw and the Board of the Palace of Culture and Science Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.) The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Hyde Park International is the international sales agent, K5 Film coordinates global distribution and NEXT FILM is responsible for domestic distribution.
Watchout Studio is a production house founded in 2007, run by Piotr Woźniak-Starak and Krzysztof Terej. He has made six feature films, a series in production and over 100 commercials. The most important titles, “Bogowie” (Gods) (2.2 million viewers) and „Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wisłockiej”. (The Art of Love. The story of Michalina Wisłocka) (1.8 million viewers), repeatedly awarded at festivals in Gdynia, Camerimage, and in the Eagles Polish Film Awards.
UKRYTA GRA (THE COLDEST GAME)
Cast: Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz, Lotte Verbeek, James Bloor, Alexei Sierrabiakov, Corey Johnson, Nicholas Farrell, Yevgeny Sidichin.
Director: Łukasz Kośmicki
Screenplay: Łukasz Kośmicki, Marcel Sawicki
Cinematography: Paweł Edelman PSC
Set design: Allan Starski
Music: Łukasz Targosz
Costume Design: Ewa Gronowska
Make-up: Ewa Drobiec, Agnieszka Hodowana
Editing: Robert Gryka, Wolfgang Weigl, Krzysztof Arszennik
Sound: Jarosław Bajdowski, Michał Fojcik, Bartłomiej Bogacki
Casting: Jeremy Zimmermann, Nadia Lebik
Production manager: Magdalena Malisz
Executive producers: Justyna Pawlak, Oliver Simon, Adrian Włodarski
Producers: Piotr Woźniak-Starak, Krzysztof Terej, Daniel Baur
Production: Watchout Studio in cooperation with K5 Film
Distribution in Poland: NEXT FILM
International sales agent: Hyde Park International
Co-production: TVN S.A., NEXT FILM, Canal+, Big City Outdoor, The Story Lab, Credit Guarantees, Kosafilm, Galeria Olśnienia – GO Justyna Chodkowska