The Last Stage

The Last Stage

dir.

Wanda Jakubowska

1947, 1 h 44 min

Based on personal accounts, a story about the martyrdom of women in the Auschwitz concentration camp and heroism of prisoners from the infirmary who formed the resistance. Polish Jew Marta is a translator and member of the resistance. She dies following her failed attempt to escape, shortly before the camp is liberated. A French prisoner hides Helena in the infirmary, but a German doctor kills her newborn baby anyway. Eugenia, a Russian physician, is tortured and murdered for helping the sick and organising the resistance. German Communist exposes the imposter doctor Lalunia, who ends up in a camp bunker. Among Nazi predators, there’s sadistic Rapportführerin, murderous doctor and savage Oberaufseherin. The film depicts suffering and tragedy as much as a fierce fight for dignity

written by
Wanda Jakubowska,
Gerda Schneider
director of photography
Borys Monastyrski
music Roman Palester
make-up
Kazimiera Narkiewicz
sound
Jan Radlicz
edited by
Róża Pstrokońska
cast Wanda Bartówna, Huguette
Faget, Tatjana Górecka,
Antonina Górecka, Maria
Winogradowa
production Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe
Film Polski
production manager
Mieczysław Wajnberger
Legend
Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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