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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



It Began In Cracow (2002)


Film focusing on the beginnings of film training in post-war Poland, in what were known as the ”Young Film Workshop” and the ”Film Training Course” in the period May 1945-July 1946 in Cracow.


  • script : Mieczysław Vogt
  • director : Mieczysław Vogt
  • cinematographer : Leszek Skuza
  • montage : Bogusław Saganowski
  • musical setting : Marta Broczkowska
  • sound : Piotr Pelechacz
  • producer : Piotr ŚliwińskiElżbieta Nakowska

time : 39 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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