Crulic - Drumul Spre Dincolo

The journey of Mr. Cruli
Anca Damian
Romania, Poland
Animation, Documentary
Anca Damian
Aparte Film / Fundacja im. Ferdynanda Magellan


Narrated from beyond the grave by its main protagonist, this animated feature-length documentary tells the life story of Crulic, a 33-year-old Romanian, who died in a Polish prison while on a hunger strike. On July 11, 2007, an important Polish judge is robbed and around 500 Euros are withdrawn using his credit cards. On September 10, Crulic is accused of the crime and brought to the Krakow Detention Centre, where he immediately starts a hunger strike. Claiming he was in Italy on the day of the theft, his demands are clear: he wants a meeting with a Romanian Consulate representative and another attorney. At the beginning of 2008, Crulic’s deteriorating health prompts the court to release him. But it is too late; the young man dies sixteen hours later.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2012
Cristal Award for Best Picture
Festival del Film Locarno 2012
Official competition
Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l'Alternativa 2012
Official Selection
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2013
Animatopia Section


Spain (28 of June 2013)
France (12 of December 2012)
Poland (1 of December 2012)