One of the masterpieces of the Polish Film School – a confrontation with the mythologised war past.
The film constits of two novels, which “are bound by the smilirar world view. These men were rational and capable of keeping a reasonable distance from the madness of the world around them. Eventually, however, their rationalism turend out to be an illusion and each of them decided to toe the line under the heroic dictation of the national community.” Tadeusz Lubelski, “Historia kina polskiego. Twórcy, filmy, konteksty” / “The History of Polish Cinema. Creators, films, contexts”, Katowice 2009.
Directed by: Andrzej Munk
Written by: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński
Director of photography: Jerzy Wójcik
Music by: Jan Krenz
Prodution design by: Jan Grandys
Editing: Jadwiga Zajicek
Sound: Bohdan Jankowski
Cast: Edward Dziewoński, Barbara Połomska, Ignacy Machowski, Leon Niemczyk, Kazimierz Opaliński, Kazimierz Rudzki, Henryk Bąk, Mariusz Dmochowski, Roman Kłosowski, Bogumił Kobiela, Józef Kostecki, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Józef Nowak, Wojciech Siemion
Produced by: Studio Filmowe KADR