In 1946, a Polish Home Army soldier is shot by the secret police of the new communist regime, who repeatedly desecrate the grave of the deceased. The soldier’s parents, Hanka (Grazyna Blecka-Kolska) and Jakub (Jan Jankowski), decide to take their son’s body on a 500-kilometre journey to a proper burial. Told from the perspective of the grandson, this trip through post-war Poland exposes both the emergent scars of a fractured country and the steadfast bravery of two mourning parents.
Pardon took home three Golden Lions at the Polish Film Festival, including Best Screenplay and Best Costume Design.
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- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 100 mins
- Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
- Other features
- Jan Jakub Kolski
- Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Jan Jankowski, Michal Kaleta