In 19th-century Poland, young nobleman Rafal Olbromski grows up amid slavery, poverty and fractures between classes. He also witnesses the death by duel of his brother, after which he joins the military and begins fighting under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte. As Olbromski rises to general, the Polish legion carries out numerous violent, sometimes excessively brutal, sieges, all in the hopes of gaining freedom for their oppressed homeland.
Short TV film upon the story of Ludwik Niemojski of the same title, which was a part of his “Incredible Stories”. It tells about Bartolomeo, brilliant chess player, who had ruined his private life because of his passion for chess.
Dom Sary is based on the short story written by famous Polish horror writer Stefan Grabinski. This is a tale of a young woman Sara Braga who kills her lovers with the help of her servant Juliusz. She is a succubus and her servant is a personification of Asmodeus.
When recently retired train operator Wladyslaw Orzechowski is struck and killed by a train, railroad investigators interview those who worked with him to determine whether the death was accidental — or perhaps murder. The investigators learn immediately that Orzechowski was disliked by both his younger coworkers, whom he bullied, and the management, whom he despised. But as the investigation continues, other surprising and unexpected sides of Orzechowski come to light.
Jacek is a handsome young Pole who belongs to a drama company. One day, in the streets of Gdansk, he meets Marguerite, a beautiful daughter of the French consul, and immediately falls for her.
Henryk Greenberg, a Polish-born American who lost much of his family in the Holocaust, is the subject of Pavel Lozinski’s mind-blowing, 47-minute, 1992 documentary chronicling Greenberg’s return to the village of his childhood. Certain of the location where his father and younger brother were murdered, Greenberg returns to find most of his former neighbors predictably claiming foggy memories at first; but soon their recollections come more easily.
Franek, a petty criminal and gambler, befriends a man who performs inspections of meat plants. His assistant. Rysio, suspects wrongdoings at the slaughterhouse. Franek, despite his age, cannot find a place in life, with nothing achieved and, what’s more, still not knowing what to do.
A captain and lieutenant of the Russian army are buried in the basement of the Przemysl Fortress during the First World War.