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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Switches Of Hope (1999)


A story of a relationship between 5-year-old Damian and an "adopted" grandpa, who despite his illness travels around Poland together with the boy.


  • script : Ryszard Kaczyński
  • director : Ryszard Kaczyński
  • cinematographer : Tomasz Wert
  • montage : Bogusław Saganowski
  • sound : Jerzy Murawski
  • producer : Wojciech Szczudło

time : 25 min.
year : 1999



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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