The first feature by Andrzej Żuławski immediately established his emotionally charged, fast-and-furious style. Drawing from the biography of his father, particularly his experiences in Nazi German-occupied Poland, the film follows a fugitive whose reality implodes when he witnesses the murders of his family, propelling him into a nightmarish world filled with doppelgängers, fluid identities, pervasive dread, and an enigmatic Nazi vaccine laboratory. In all its fantastic and macabre glory, The Third Part of the Night is a delirious portrayal of the chaos wrought upon the psyche by the horrors of war, and one of the most remarkable directorial debuts of all time.
Director: Andrzej Zulawski. AKA The Third Part of the Night
Writers: Andrzej Zulawski, Miroslaw Zulawski.
Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski, Anna Milewska, Michal Grudzinski, Marek Walczewski, Hanna Stankówna, Alicja Jachiewicz, Leszek Dlugosz, Halina Czengery, Janina Ordezanka, Jadwiga Halina Gallowa, Grazyna Barszczewska.