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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Wladyslaw Szpilman In His Own Words (2004)


The film is based upon the interview carried out by A. Marek Drążewski and Jerzy Diatłowicki with Władysław Szpilman in 1977.


This is a life story of an eminent composer with a special regard to his dramatic experiences during the World War II.

  • script : A. Marek Drążewski
  • director : A. Marek Drążewski
  • fotographer : Sławomir Wrzosiński
  • cooperation : Jerzy Diatłowicki
  • montage : A. Marek DrążewskiBogusław Saganowski
  • music : Władysław Szpilman
  • producer : Janusz Skałkowski

time : 57 min.
year : 2004



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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