Members of the Azorro super-group have appeared as extras in the film ‘Karol: A Man Who Became Pope’ (co-produced by Poland, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, 2005) – a fictionalized biography of Karol Wojtyla. They appear on the screen not only in the background, we see them in four different personifications: as priests, professors of the Jagiellonian University, Nazis and Jews.
The project – apart from the original 3-hour-long film – consists of a design for an advertising poster made by Azorro and a series of photos taken on the set showing group members in the outfits suitable to the roles played by them.
The participation of Azorro in the making of ‘Karol: A Man Who Became Pope’ is the realization of a popular dream to appear in the movies and, at the same time, a reflection on the expressive quality of the film characterization and the roles ascribed to people by History. Only an extra can change roles so easily – be a victim once only to become the tormenter. This straightforward remark proves true not only in the movies, and the whole project turns out to be a reflection on how different (film, historical and artistic) realities intermingle and the conventional character of central and peripheral matters.