The Legions

The Legions


Dariusz Gajewski

2019, 2 h 16 min

A blockbuster about the generation of the 1914–1916 Polish Legions which won Poland its independence. It is an epic historical spectacle made with state-of-the-art film techniques. It shows young people who do not hesitate to throw themselves right in the middle of the fight for regaining independence, but also those who have just understood that they will be able to live their dreams only in a free Poland. A universal story about entering adulthood in difficult times and about maturing to form a community. The great history serves only as a backdrop for a love story happening in the foreground. A love story which involves a deserter from the imperial army, Józek, a I Brigade intelligence agent and a member of the League of Women of the War Emergency Service, Ola, and her fiancé, an uhlan and member of the Polish Rifle Squads, Tadek.

written by Tomasz Łysiak, Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic, Maciej Pawlicki
director of photography Jarosław Szoda, Arkadiusz Tomiak PSC

music Łukasz Pieprzyk
production design Paweł Jarzębski
costume design Magdalena Rutkiewicz-Luterek
make-up Anna Dąbrowska
sound Mateusz Adamczyk
edited by Marcin Kot Bastkowski
casting by Alina Falana
cast Sebastian Fabijański, Bartosz Gelner, Wiktoria Wolańska, Mirosław Baka, Jan Frycz, Stanisław Cywka, Monika Pawlicka, Piotr Cyrwus, Bartosz Szpak, Jakub Hojda, Grzegorz Małecki
production Picaresque Maciej Pawlicki
producer Maciej Pawlicki
co-produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA), Polcar
executive producer Magdalena Pawlicka
production manager Marcin Ksobiech
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat
Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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