Personnel (film)

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Personel Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Produced by Zespol Filmowy
Written by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cinematography Witold Stok
Edited by Lidia Zonn
Distributed by Films sans Frontières (France)
Release date
  • 6 October 1975 (1975-10-06) (Mannheim)
  • 13 January 1976 (1976-01-13) (Poland)
Running time
72 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish

Personnel (Polish: Personel) is a 1975 Polish television drama film written and directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Juliusz Machulski, Michal Tarkowski, and Wlodzimierz Borunski.[1] The film won the Grand Prize during the Mannheim International Filmfestival in October 1975 and numerous awards at national festivals, including the Grand Prix IV Koszalin Film Encounters "The Young and Film" in 1976. The film also won the Grand Prize in the field of television films in the Third Polish Film Festival in Gdańsk in 1976, where Kieślowski was also honored by the award of journalists.[2] Personnel is Krzysztof Kieślowski's first feature-length film.[3]


Romek Januchta (Juliusz Machulski) is a sensitive and honest young man who has a fascination with the magic of art. He finds work as a tailor at the opera. Confronted by the behind the scenes reality of stage productions—the bickering, the petty jealousies, the vindictiveness, and the corruption—Romek's illusions are soon shattered. A fellow tailor has been fired through the maliciousness of one of the performers, and Romek is faced with the choice of denouncing his friend.


  • Juliusz Machulski as Romek Januchta
  • Michal Tarkowski as Sowa
  • Wlodzimierz Borunski
  • Edward Ciosek
  • Waldemar Karst
  • Wilhelm Klonowski
  • Mieczyslaw Kobek
  • Helena Kowalczykowa as Romek's aunt
  • Tomasz Lengren
  • Irena Lorentowicz
  • Ludwik Mika
  • Henryk Sawicki
  • Andrzej Siedlecki
  • Krzysztof Sitarski
  • Janusz Skalski[4]


Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Personnel". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Awards for Personnel". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Kieślowski (1998) p. 94.
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew for Personnel". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  • Insdorf, Annette (1999). Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-6562-8. 
  • Kieślowski, Krzysztof (1998). Stok, Danusia, ed. Kieślowski on Kieślowski. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-17328-4. 

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