Secret of Westerplatte

Secret of Westerplatte


Paweł Chochlew

2013, 1 h 58 min
Not every war has heroes of this kind. On 1 September 1939, in a place called Westerplatte, the first shots of the World War II were fired from the vessel Schleswig-Holstein. A group of 200 heroic soldiers managed to resist efficiently Hitler’s army of several thousand men. They did not surrender, although they knew that their fight was becoming a suicide mission. Despite the enemy’s preponderance, they were defending the Polish transit depot for seven days. “Secret of Westerplatte ” is a war drama about people who found themselves in an extremely difficult situation. It is a story of two commanders and their soldiers for whom the word ‘heroism’ had utterly different meanings. What takes more courage – to fight till the end or to save lives of your soldiers and give in to the crushing force of the enemy?

Written by: Paweł Chochlew
Director of photography: Waldemar Szmidt
Production design by: Marian Zawalińki, Augis Kepezinskas based on projects by Allan Starski
Sound: Paweł Derentowicz, Łukasz Rybak, Aleksander Musiałowski
Editing: Marek Król
Costume design by: Andrzej Szenajch, Hanna Ćwikło
Make-up: Dariusz Krysiak, Janina Dybowska-Person
Production managers: Leszek Baca, Rafał Kozakiewicz
Produced by: Pleograf
Co-produced by: AG Group, Baltic Film Group, Consus, Lightcraft, Papryka i synowie, Pay Studio, Documentary and Feature Film Production Company
Executive producer: Film Media
Distributed by: ITI Cinema
World sales: Film Media
Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

Movie - Festival Programme

    DAY 1 - 18th September 2023   BUY
    DAY 2 - 19th September 2023   BUY
    DAY 3 - 20th September 2023   BUY
    DAY 4 - 21st September 2023   BUY
    DAY 5 - 22nd September 2023   BUY
    DAY 6 - 23rd September 2023   BUY