Agnieszka Holland’s new drama series 1983, which was partly shot in Wrocław, is available to watch on Netflix from today.
Agnieszka Holland is of course no stranger to Netflix, having directed a few episodes of the hit drama House of Cards. She is also well known for the 2011 feature film In Darkness, which was nominated for an Oscar, as well as last year’s Spoor, which won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
During a promo interview with Netflix published in January, acclaimed director Holland explained that the series will explore what would have had happened had Poland’s history taken a different course. In her own words, she believes that “An alternative story gives us a real opportunity to explore some really deep questions in a very surprising and interesting manner for audiences.”
The official description of the series on Netflix’s website is as follows:
Decades after a 1983 terrorist attack, a law student and a cop uncover a conspiracy that’s kept Poland as a police state and the Iron Curtain standing.
The trailers released so far contain shots recorded inside and outside Hala Stulecia, as well as clips of scenes in Warsaw and Krakow.
According to the Daily Express, in 1983 star actor Robert Więckiewicz “plays a disgraced police officer called Anatol” . The same paper writes that Maciej Musial will play “curious law student Kajetan, who investigates the conspiracy that could potentially start a revolution”.
Netflix currently costs between 34-52zł per month in Poland. You can however take up the free trial and resign from the subscription before the end of the month. That would give you more than enough time to watch all 8 episodes of 1983’s 1st series for free.