Then writer Krystian Bala bizarrely retold the story in chilling detail Its Polish title is typed on the cover in yellow print: ‘Amok by Krystian Bala’. In his debut novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind. Amok Poster. A man is murdered, but the person Zofia Wichlacz in Amok ( ) Amok () Add Image ยท See all 4 . Mateusz Kosciukiewicz Krystian Bala.

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When he smiles, his whole face reddens. In while Bala was in prison, an appeals court ordered a retrial of the case.

Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction – TIME

Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia in Polish. He was good-looking and popular with the girls – his friends nicknamed him Amora, the Polish equivalent of Casanova.

Krystan because I write a murder, doesn’t mean I did it in real life. I t seems curious, given the circumstances, that Krystian Bala should feel the need to be polite. Bala, a highly intelligent philosophy graduate with a seemingly unblemished past, now found himself accused of killing his ex-wife’s boyfriend in a fit of jealous rage.

On 5 September in a court in the Lower Silesian city of Wroclaw, Bala, 34, was found guilty of co-ordinating the torture, kyrstian and eventual murder of his ex-wife’s former lover. There were violent quarrels and accusations of infidelity on both sides. A man is murdered, but the krystiqn responsible avoids being discovered and arrested. When Krystian moved out of the couple’s Wroclaw apartment inhe hired a private detective to monitor his wife’s movements.

Stranger than fiction

He gestures vaguely with his hand, taking in his surroundings with a brief, unconcerned glance: Bala was arrested one mild evening in September as he walked to the chemist in shorts and T-shirt in his parents’ home town of Chojnow, southern Poland.

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Breaking the Limits The publication of Amoka sex-driven potboiler about a group of sadists recounting their exploits and taunting police revived speculation balaa the murder. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Inside, the walls of the large, draughty rooms are crammed with family photographs. He claims he found Janiszewski’s mobile in a cafe and brushes aside inconvenient facts as ‘lies’.

The few who read it were treated to a pulp-fiction orgy of bestiality, pornographic Oedipal complexes and indiscriminate sexual balaa. When the couple eventually separated inBala became obsessed with tracking his wife’s new partners, sending her abusive emails and text messages.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The author, 34, has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for having a role in the murder of a Polish businessman whose body was discovered in the river Oder krustian a cord binding his hands behind his back that was also looped into a noose around his neck.

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Amok by Krystian Bala

Bala, who has protested his innocence and who contends that the details in his book were gleaned from press reports, is planning to appeal, according to his lawyer. They were so convinced that the court would release their son at the end of his trial that they had already prepared a ‘Welcome Home’ banner.

No one knows whether he suffocated in this way before being thrown in the Odra or whether he drowned there. The detective, Jacek Wroblewski, unwillingly inherited the case of Dariusz Janiszewski, who was found dead floating in a lake. There are answerless questions still. And, more than that, there are pieces which show that Krystian Bala wrote this book as a kind of private diary.

As he is unlocked from his metal cage by a prison warder and led back down the corridor, the soles of his sandals squeaking against the linoleum floor, he stops suddenly and turns round. The bloated, semi-naked body of Janiszewski, a year-old advertising company director, was discovered by anglers on the banks of Wroclaw’s River Odra on a washed-out, grey December morning in Several character witnesses came forward to testify that Bala was an aggressive drunk and a borderline compulsive liar, prone to frequent outbursts of ‘pathological jealousy’.


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True Crime Thursday: Krystian Bala and Truth-Laced Fiction

Your email address will not be published. Edit Details Official Sites: He talked easily to people and made friends. As he gets more animated, his stilted conversational English breaks into the hiss and spit of quickfire Polish.

Bala has already been languishing in custody here for 20 months – under UK law, serious crime suspects can be detained for a maximum of days. Kaan Efe rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Although he denied ever meeting the murder victim, a search of his bedroom revealed a stash of computer files containing information on Janiszewski and a pen bearing the logo of Janiszewski’s advertising firm, Investor.

The Balas are kind, hospitable people who insist on making me tea ‘with milk – because it’s English’. But police were unable to make progress in their investigation, and six months later they shelved the case.

At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors”.