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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Childhood In The Shadow of Death (2004)


The main character of the film is Henrietta Kretz-Daniszewska, a Pole of Jewish origin, born before the World War II in Lvov, now living in Belgium.


She tells her tragic experiences from the times of German occupation in Poland. She describes the terrifying time as seen by a child she was then.

  • script : Małgorzata Imielska
  • director : Małgorzata Imielska
  • fotographer : Tomasz Tupalski
  • montage : Joanna Wojtulewicz
  • music : Fiodor Korol-Borodziuk
  • producer : Wojciech Szczudło

time : 34 min.
year : 2004



Filmography - new


Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors.” It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named “Zgoda” / “Reconciliation”. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn't know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

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