The High Frontier

THE HIGH FRONTIER is a thrilling cinematic experience capturing the extraordinary power of the family spirit. A former border guard along with his two teenage sons go to the mountains for a male-bonding expedition of the untraveled wilderness (Bieszczady Mountains) on the Polish-Ukrainian border. They stay at a small border cabin – an unused and vacant watchtower. After a restless night a deadly exhausted tourist arrives at the cabin and says he has left people behind him on the trail. The father follows his trail back to a ravine by the border and comes across crime scene where he finds out that the tourist is a ruthless smuggler and realizes that his left sons are in great danger. Family’s outing escapade turns into a struggle for survival - the boys face mortal enemy.

  • Wojciech Kasperski
    Director
    Last House on the Road, Seeds, The Refuge City
  • Wojciech Kasperski
    Writer
    Last House on the Road, Seeds, The Refuge City
  • Marcin Wierzchosławski
    Producer
    The Mole, Secrets of Love, Bogdan's Journey
  • Marcin Dorociński
    Key Cast
    Rose, Jack Strong, Manhunt
  • Andrzej Chyra
    Key Cast
    United States of Love, 11 Minutes, In the Name Of
  • Andrzej Grabowski
    Key Cast
    Demon, The Mighty Angel , Traffic Department
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Na granicy
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Wojciech Kasperski

Wojciech Kasperski. Film director, screenwriter, producer. Graduated from the Lodz Film School. Makes movies in Poland and Russia. Participated in INPUT conferences, the Cannes Film Festival (Tous Les Cinemas du Monde section) and Prix Europa. His films have received a number of prizes at international festivals, including Golden Hobby-Horse in Cracow, the Great Silver Nanook in Perm and the Grand Sterling Award from the American Film Institute. Member of the Polish Film Academy. The High Frontier is his feature fiction debut.

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Director Statement

My film consists handful of characters, one location, a simple plot and suspense. In a small mountain cabin the three main characters – father and his two sons – come to terms with both their personal tragedy and a strange tourist, who brings something into their lives, from which they are trying to escape and would rather forget: death. The High Frontier is a thriller that follows the best examples of the genre. The rule is: “one place, small cast but big emotions for the audience”.