Death of Zygielboym

Death of Zygielboym


Ryszard Brylski

2021, 1 h 26 min

A story about the tragic fate of a Jewish political activist who committed suicide on 12th May 1943 in London. What he did was supposed to be a sign of protest against the world’s passive attitude towards the tragedy of Holocaust. The story is told from the point of view of a young British journalist who, as most of the people living in the West back then, was unaware of the extent of the crime taking place in the east of Europe at that time.


directed by: Ryszard Brylski

written by: Wojciech Lepianka, Ryszard Brylski

director of photography: Piotr Śliskowski

music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

production design: Marek Zawierucha

costume design: Elżbieta Radke

make-up: Ewa Drobiec

sound: Marek Wronko, Krzysztof Jastrząb

edited by: Maciej Pawliński

casting by: Małgorzata Adamska

cast: Karolina Gruszka, Wojciech Mecwaldowski

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

executive producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

production manager: Leszek Pieszko

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Polska Fundacja Narodowa

distributed by: Monolith Films

Main Competition
Microbudget Film Competition
Short Film Competition

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