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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



From Union To Union (2009)


A documentary by A. Marek Drążewski mixes archival materials with pictures of contemporary Lublin, and shows a unique and multi-cultural image of the town.


“From Union to Union” is a winner of a competition announced in the spring of 2009 by The City of Lublin and The Polish Film Institute. Experts evaluating the project have stressed that the documentary by Marek Drążewski is able to present a history and culture of Lublin in an attractive way.

The competition was announced in 2009, on the occasion of 440. Anniversary of The Lublin Union. The Union was the first in Europe successful alliance of two countries: Poland and Lithuania. This fact was used by the Pope, John-Paul II, when he was encouraging Poles to vote for the Poland’s access to The European Union.

  • written and directed by : A. Marek Drążewski
  • photography by: Jacek Knopp and Andrzej Adamczak
  • sound recorded by: Jerzy Murawski and Jacek Stępiński
  • edited by: A. Marek Drążewski and Jacek Tarasiuk
  • assistant editor: Karolina Alkemade
  • music supervisor: Teresa Kruczek
  • animation by: Tomasz Drążewski
  • sound mixing: Kamil Sajewicz
  • production manager: Kamil Skałkowski
  • producer: Janusz Skałkowski
  • production : The City of Lublin, Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop

year: 2009



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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