25 Years of Innocence
Director: Jan Holoubek
"25 years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”, a directorial debut of Jan Holoubek, is a moving action drama based on real events that were followed closely by whole Poland. It is a story about the life of Tomasz Komenda, a young man wrongly sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping and murdering a teenage girl. The filmmakers make an attempt to find answers to all the burning questions on everyone's mind. How could this happen? Why did an innocent man have to wait 18 years in a cell to be served justice?
Tomasz Komenda was 23 years old when his regular life was brutally interrupted. Overnight, he was arrested, thrown into prison, and charged with murder. Further expert reports worked to his disadvantage, all the evidence pointed to him. For nearly two decades of imprisonment, he was beaten, threatened, humiliated and could count on no one but himself. Finally, after 18 years in jail, several prosecutors and a policeman came into his life and decided to expose the truth behind the puzzling case of the detained.
The real life story of Tomek Komeda shows that even the most drastic experiences fail to kill one's love, hope and faith in a shift of fortune. The movie treats about what is most important in life in an endearing way.
A gripping and heartbreaking crime drama based on real events that shocked Poland. It is a story about the life of Tomasz Komenda – a young man wrongly accused and sentenced to 25 years in prison for rape and murder of a teenage girl. The filmmakers make an attempt to find answers to all the questions that are still bothering public opinion: how could this happen and why did an innocent man have to wait 18 years in the cell for justice?
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