Captain Witold Pilecki was a Polish intelligence officer during WWII who volunteered for a Polish resistance operation to get imprisoned in the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in order to gather intelligence and enable the Polish government-in-exile to inform the allies about the ongoing Holocaust in occupied Poland.
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Daleko od okna / Keep Away from the Window (2000) Jan Jakub Kolski, Dorota Landowska, Dominika Ostalowska, Bartosz Opania, Drama
Second World War. In a small village a couple fails to conceive. One day the man brings home to hide a Jewish woman whose family was murdered. The wardrobe that hides the fugitive is becoming obsessed wife until the worst happens to her, the husband leaves the Jewish pregnant …
Wszystko, co kocham / All That I Love (2009) Jacek Borcuch, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Olga Frycz, Jakub Gierszal, Comedy, Drama, Music
Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by social turmoil and outside perceptions.
Przypadek / Blind Chance (1987) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Drama
Izolator / Warsaw Dark (2008) Christopher Doyle, Anna Przybylska, Adam Ferency, Leslaw Zurek, Thriller
Prominent cinematographer Christopher Doyle continues to hone his talents as a director with this thriller set in Eastern Europe and inspired by the as-yet-unsolved murder of a Polish politician in 2001. A young prostitute is spending the evening with a prominent Polish official when he’s suddenly assassinated in Warsaw. In the aftermath of the hit, the triggerman takes the prostitute to an apartment and subjects her to a complex personality replacement program designed to wipe out any memories she may have retained about the evening’s events.
Pod gwiazda frygijska / Under the Phrygian Star (1954) Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Józef Nowak, Lucyna Winnicka, Halina Przybylska, Drama
Based on the writings of Igor Newerly, Kawalerowicz’s epic chronicles the romance between Szczesny and the charismatic Madzia (Lucyna Winnicka), as the ill-fated pair fall in love amid the social and political upheaval of their homeland.
Osobisty pamietnik grzesznika przez niego samego spisany / Memoirs of a Sinne (1986) Wojciech Has, Piotr Bajor, Maciej Kozlowski, Janusz Michalowski, Drama
The film tells a story of two scrap pickers – the title hero Edi and his friend Jureczek. Edi is wrongly accused of having raped the girl whose brothers have got the control over one of the city areas. Edi is severely punished for that but he accepts his fate taking care of the girl’s child.
Cialo / Body (2015) Malgorzata Szumowska, Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwala, Comedy, Drama
A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she’s still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who’s dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.
Zycie rodzinne / Family Life (1971) Krzysztof Zanussi, Daniel Olbrychski, Jan Kreczmar, Halina Mikolajska, Drama
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he drinks himself. He is alcoholic and unhappy. His sister is cynical and disturbed, had attempted suicide. His aunt is tired and sour. Their purpose to bring him there is to play on his sympathies and eventually make stay, to make him work and take care of them. He refuses and returns back to the city.