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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



The Way My Uncles Lived (2000)


Director's sentimental trip with his 80-year-old uncles. New shots are mixed with the old ones taken 70 years ago by one of these uncles - Stefan Doerffer.


  • script : Krzysztof Magowski
  • director : Krzysztof Magowski
  • cinematographer : Jan BudzowskiJan Doerffer
  • montage : Ewa Różewicz
  • sound : Łukasz NowickiMarek Frąckiewicz
  • music : Dariusz Żebrowski
  • producer : Janusz Skałkowski

time : 35 min.
year : 2000



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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