At the recently liberated areas in 1945 Poland, the Communist Security Service is eliminating its so-called enemies citing that they are traitors. An old Nazi concentration camp is turned into a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles. The story follows Franek (Julian Świeżewski) who is in love with Polish prisoner, Anna (Zofia Wichłacz). He joins the Communists to try to rescue her, only to find out that one of the inmates, his friend Erwin (Jakub Gierszał), is also in love with her. Sobieszczański was nominated for a Gold Hugo in the New Directors Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Screening is part of 16th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London (7-29 March, www.kinoteka.org.uk)
- Running time
- 87 mins
- Other features
- Maciej Sobieszczanski
- Julian Swiezewski, Jakub Gierszal, Zofia Wichlacz