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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Himilsbach – Truths, Lies – And Black Holes (2002)


The life story of Jan Himilsbach, mason, writer and actor – a cult personality. Half feature, half documentary, with extensive archive from other films.


  • script : Stanisław Manturzewski
  • director : Stanisław ManturzewskiMałgorzata Łupina
  • cinematographer : Krzysztof Pakulski
  • cooperation : Agnieszka Bąk
  • montage : Bogusław Saganowski
  • sound : Maria Chilarecka
  • production manager : Agnieszka Bąk
  • producer : Zbigniew Domagalski

time : 52 min.
year : 2002



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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