In the winter of 1943 two young Jews, Alek and Fryda, escape, via sewer tunnels, from the atrocities underway in Warsaw ghetto. Alek, entrusted with undeveloped photos of the horrors within, makes his way to a supposedly safe apartment only to find it occupied by Germans. Another tenant, a pole Stephania, abruptly offers to shelter him in her spacious apartment. She comforts him and they make love that very night. Stefania is uncommonly generous and willing to jeopardize her own safety by hiding a Jew. She even goes to a nearby church and rescues Fryda. But Fryda is ungrateful and proceeds to sabotage the trio’s safety in insidious ways.
Director: Janusz Kijowski. AKA Warsaw: Year 5703 / Tragarz puchu.
Writers: Art Bernd (adaptation), Jerzy Janicki (novel), Jerzy Janicki & Janusz Kijowski (scenario).
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Hanna Schygulla, Julie Delpy, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Piotr Cieslak, Pawel Nowisz, Leon Niemczyk, Krzysztof Zaleski, Tomasz Jarosz, Marek Kasprzyk.
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Note: Many thanks to Ryan for sending me a copy of this film, the source of this rip is a VHS released in Canada which included English subtitles, the only other copy of this film on the net is a TVrip from Polish TV with Polish hardcoded subs so I think this is a good alternative even if the quality is not the best..
Thanks! I’m always interested in these propaganda films.
Also, I almost always like seeing Julie Delpy, although she can’t see me or much anything else 😉
Love your movies, I’m greatful and happy I found this site,🙂