The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik

2009 / Austria / 30min

In the small town of Pruchnik, near the remote Bieszczady Mountains in the south-eastern part of Poland, villagers gather every year on Good Friday to "punish" Judas for his betrayal of Jesus. The film explores the thin line between pagan and Christian rites and raises the timely question to what extent anti-semitism finds loopholes in the Roman Catholic tradition.



  • Original title
    The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andreas Horvath
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Monika Muskala
  • Editing
    Andreas Horvath
  • Music
  • Sound
    Andreas Horvath, Mischa Rainer
  • Duration
    30 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Andreas Horvath
    Schwarzenberg promenade 60
    5026 Salzburg
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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