Archive of films Little Bride / Przyrzeczona

2010, 14 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2010

Permeated by an atmosphere of disquiet, Polish director Lesław Dobrucki’s inventively-edited documentary focuses on a Turkish girl who, at the bidding of her family, was forced to marry in Germany at age 13. She barely managed to escape being beaten to death by her brutal husband.


Estimates indicate that in Germany each year dozens of Turkish girls and women are beaten to death by their husbands or family members. The protagonist of Polish director Lesław Dobrucki’s inventively-edited documentary barely escaped the same fate. At her family’s bidding, she was forced to marry in Germany at age 13. She managed to escape from her husband after a series of brutal attacks, and now she is in hiding both from the tyrannical man as well as from her family whom, according to traditional Turkish "family values,” she dishonored by running away.

About the director

Lesław Dobrucki graduated from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1998 and from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in 2007. Filmography: Murderous Fangy vs. GigaKitten (1998), The Teethmen (2006), The Crew (2007), Booth of Fortune (2008), and Little Bride (2010).


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About the film

International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Lesław Dobrucki
Screenplay: Lesław Dobrucki
Dir. of Photography: Piotr Rosołowski
Editor: Jakub Kossak, Bartek Pietras, Lesław Dobrucki
Producer: Katarzyna Ślesicka
Production: Andrzej Wajda Master School
Contact: Krakow Film Festival


Lesław Dobrucki

Film Director


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