I AM A KILLER
director: Maciej Pieprzyca, production: 2016, Poland
A psychological thriller inspired by true events from the 1970s, in which the case of catching a serial killer of women becomes a story about the limits of human ambition and morality. Perfectly filmed Silesian locations – including Nikiszowiec, the Katowice railway station, the interiors of the Silesian Voivodeship Office – create a disturbing aura of the film, which poses a perverse question about the origin and essence of evil in each of us.
Maciej Pieprzyca’s film is an example when the cinema not only uses urban locations, but is also a tool for preserving the architectural history of the city: the film features, among many locations in Katowice, the legendary “Silesia” hotel at ks. Piotra Skargi Street, demolished in 2019.
In the photo: Mirosław Haniszewski inside the “Silesia” hotel.