Path of Shame

Path of Shame


Mieczysław Krawicz, Alfred Niemirski

1929, 1 h 37 min

An international group of women traffickers is increasingly active in Poland. At a Warsaw dance school, they tempt young women with the possibility of being cast by an American film studio. What the gang doesn’t know is that among the students, there is a secret police agent.

Inspired by the Polish Committee for Combating Trafficking in Women and Children, the film is an adaptation of Antoni Marczyński’s novel. One of the first Polish interventional and socially engaged propaganda films, it combines an important issue with an action-packed storyline. Some of the scenes were shot in Gdynia.

At the 46th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Tomasz Chyła Quintet will improvise during the screening of Path of Shame. It will not be a regular concert, but a musical spectacle based on modern experimental music arranged specifically for the Festival.

directed by: Mieczysław Krawicz, Alfred Niemirski

written by: Anatol Stern

director of photography: Albert Wywerka

production design: Józef Galewski

make-up: Konrad Narkiewicz

cast: Maria Malicka, Wanda Zawiszanka, Zofia Batycka, Maria Wrońska, Bogusław Samborski, Lech Owron, Jan Szymański, Seweryna Broniszówna, Władysław Walter, Jerzy Kobusz, Henryk Rzętkowski, Justyna Czartorzyska, Antoni Cwojdziński, Stanisław Sielański, Zygmunt Chmielewski, Leopold Morozowicz

production: Star-Film

production manager: Alfred Niemirski

Main Competition
Microbudget Film Competition
Short Film Competition

Movie - Festival Programme

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