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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



The Brass Band (2006)


The Lenin Steelworks Brass Band was founded in 1953.


The name of the band had to change when Tadeusz Sendzimir became the new patron of the plant and when the steelworks was taken over by an Indian owner not only the name but alsothe band’s repertoire had to be partially altered and the Nowa Huta musicians began to play Asians pieces, too. The plant privatization was not conductive to the orchestra development and the bnew owner arranged a fatewell dinner with the musicians on 30 June.

  • script : Jerzy RidanJerzy Kowynia
  • director : Jerzy RidanJerzy Kowynia
  • fotographer : Dariusz JarzynaKrzysztof Klimiec
  • montage : Krzysztof Ridan
  • sound : Krzysztof RidanKrzysztof Suchodolski
  • music : Krakowska Hutnicza Orkiestra Dęta
  • producer : Janusz Skałkowski

time : 48 min.
year : 2006



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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