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A cop learns more than he ever wanted to know when he looks into the death of a pal in this drama from Polish filmmaker Konrad Niewolski. Marek (Andrzej Chyra) is a police detective who is put in the difficult position of investigating the death of a close friend when a fellow cop dies after falling from a window.
Marek must find evidence to determine if the cop's death was murder or suicide, and his investigation leads him into a dark and corrupt netherworld populated by any number of outlaws and desperate characters.
Marek's need to uncover the truth puts him in contact with some of his friend's seedy associates, including a sleazy Peeping Tom (Arkadiusz Bazak), a blonde beauty with a dangerous past (Magdalena Cielecka), and the patients of a less-than-reputable mental hospital. Palimpsest received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.