The Agony

Duration: 61 min
Country of production: Polska
Year of productio: 2020
Oryginal film language: Polski
Director: Tomasz Knittel
Scenario: Adam Strug
Editing: Jakub Pietrzak
Producer: Tomasz Rychter

Traditional country music knows no notes, lives and sounds as long as its performers, and they are slowly leaving. In “Agony” we are observing the twilight of this reality through the eyes of the singer and instrumentalist Adam Strug. It is a film story about an attempt to stop time. But also about the slow distortion of a once diverse musical phenomenon: destroying what is real through commercialism and simplification. “Agony” is a road movie that guides the viewer through various regions and various musical traditions of Poland. A multi-layered story about love, bitterness, life and passing away.