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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



The First Day (2005)


The documentary is a story of the 1st of May, 2004 in Warsaw.


It was the first day of Poland in the European Union. The filmakers used pictures from several dozens cameras from the Center of Monitoring in Warsaw. In addition to this, the film crews made pictures in the streets and visited citizens in their homes.

  • script : Tomasz ŚwiątkowskiA. Marek Drążewski
  • director : A. Marek Drążewski
  • fotographer : Jacek KnoppSławomir WrzosińskiMarek Kupś
  • montage : A. Marek DrążewskiBogusław Saganowski
  • sound : Jacek StępińskiPaweł Semeniuk
  • music : Marek BieńkuńskiA. Marek Drążewski
  • producer : Janusz Skałkowski

time : 50 min.
year : 2005



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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