Father Adam (Andrzej Chyra) is relocated to a rural village where he runs a refuge for youths with troubled pasts. It is there where he meets handsome local outsider, Lukasz (Mateusz Kosciukiewicz) and soon Adam struggles to reconcile his attraction to the young man and his spiritual calling.
To the village, his energy and enthusiasm are appreciated and the locals accept him as one of their own. Everybody wants to be close to him, feeding off of his vitality and power, but no one knows that Father Adam harbours his own secret.
Directed by Malgoska Szumowska (ELLES) and winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, IN THE NAME OF is a sensual and deeply visceral portrayal of a Catholic priest battling his own desires.
  • "Andrzej Chyra gives a moving, humane central performance as the troubled Father Adam, and the rundown rural setting is hauntingly beautiful"
    -Gay Times
  • "A genuine breakthrough"
    -Sight & Sound

  • "a lyrical drama"
    -Time Out

  • "Eloquent and exquisite...highly recommended"

  • "you won't forget Chyra's remarkable face, his eyes seemingly lit from within by the tortured melancholy of a medieval saint"
    -The Independent
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska
Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Writers: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 102 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 24-02-2014
VoD Release Date: 24-02-2014
DVD Extras: Exclusive Interview with Malgoska Szumowska | Silence (Cisza) - Short Film
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652917
Year: 2013

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