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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“Heweliusz”: Polish Netflix super-production. The cast includes a galaxy of stars

A galaxy of the most talented actors in the Polish film world and audience favorites joins the cast of the series “Heweliusz” – the latest Netflix super-production, which is currently shooting.

The five-episode disaster drama, inspired by the story of the sinking of the Jan Heweliusz ferry, which occurred on January 14, 1993 in the Baltic Sea, will also feature: Jacek Beler, Dariusz Chojnacki, Anna Dereszowska, Sylwia Gola, Mia Goti, Mateusz Górski, Marcin Januszkiewicz, Dominika Kluzak, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Mirosław Kropielnicki, Joachim Lamża, Łukasz Lewandowski, Piotr Łukaszczyk, Katharina Nesytowa, Magda Osińska, Michał Pawlik, Piotr Rogucki, Mirosław Zbrojewicz.

“Heweliusz” is the largest and most complex series production in Poland in recent years. The creators of the series will spend a total of 106 shooting days on the set, and the photos are taken, among others, on a ferry in the port of Świnoujście and on the Baltic Sea, often in difficult winter conditions. The water stunt scenes will be filmed in Brussels, in a state-of-the-art film hall with a swimming pool specially prepared for such photos. The series will feature over 130 disaster scenes. We will see over 120 characters and as many as 3,000 extras on the screen. The team working on the series consists of over 140 people.

“‘Heweliusz’ is not only a series about a disaster, but also about mourning, loss and the fight against a dysfunctional state for the good name and dignity of those who died. We hope that in addition to the scale and scope of the production, viewers will be delighted and moved by the enormous dramatic potential and emotional of this story. We are also aware of the responsibility that rests on us, which is why our task is, above all, to bring justice to all those affected by this tragedy,” says the director Jan Holoubek.

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