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The Big Leap

Kristoffer Rus
Wielki skok
Poland 2013 / 13’

Three characters meet on the roof of a skyscraper planning to commit suicide due to the financial crisis. Things quickly go awry because each has a different vision of the afterlife: Sarah believes, John is an atheist, whiles Ben belongs to the agnostics. The only way to find out who is right, is to complete the eponymous jump.


Krakow FF 2013 – The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing

Kristoffer Rus

A Swedish director with Polish roots, Rus graduated from Interdepartmental Arts Studies at the University of Lund, the Film School in Stockholm, and the Wajda School. He worked in the Swedish TV station TV4 as a camera operator and editor while writing scripts and making film shorts. Rus works as director of the Weekend Film Magazine show broadcast on TVP and is working on a feature-length film debut called Masakra profana, an adaptation of a book by Jarosław Stawirej.

Selected filmography

2002 Ostatnie okrążenie / Sista Ronden (short)

2009 „Dekalog 89+” – siódme: „Street feeling” / ‘Decalogue 89+’ – the Seventh: ‘Street feeling’ (short)

2013 Wielki skok / The Big Leap (anim., short)

Cast & Crew

director Kristoffer Rus
screenplay Kristoffer Rus
cinematography Krzysztof Rus
editing Bartosz Pietras
music Kristian „Polarman” Eliasson
VFX supervisor Filip Kaczorek
cast Gustaf Skarsgård, Tilly Scott Pedersen, Arkadiusz Jakubik
producer Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Kaśka Krosny, Ewa Borguńska, Maciej Strzembosz
production Prasa i Film, East of West Cinema AB, TVP SA, ATM FX, WFDiF
sales New Europe Film Sales
language English
colouration colour