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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Hotel Polski (2009)


When the Nazis liquidated the Warsaw Ghetto and the town was “free of Jews”, something like “an embassy” for Jews was established at 29 Długa Street with the consent and initiative of Gestapo.


Wealthy Jews could save their lives, buying for big money South American and other neutral countries’ passports. The real owners of those passports had been already dead. The documents, intercepted by Jewish collaborators and put again into circulation, could let some 2500 of Polish Jews to leave Poland. But the whole action was a fake. Only 200 Jews survived the affair of the Hotel Polski. The documentary confronts memories of the last living witnesses, who have been found in Poland, New York and Israel.

  • written and directed: Kama Veymont
  • cinematographer: Andrzej Adamczak and Henryk Janas
  • edited by: Paweł Deliś and Mirosław Kin
  • production manager: Kamil Skałkowski
  • producer: Janusz Skałkowski (Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop), Witold Będkowski (TVP)
  • executive producers: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop
  • production: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, Telewizja Polska S.A.
  • co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej (The Polish Film Institute)

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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