Wyszynski: Zemsta Czy Przebaczenie (2021)


Wyszynski: Zemsta czy Przebaczenie is a 2021 Polish biographical film by director

Also known as Powstanie kardynala (working title, Poland).


This film tells the story lieutenant Stefan Wyszynski (Ksawery Szlenkier) – the future Primate of Poland, unknown to a wider audience. It is 1944, in the heat of war, we meet a young priest Wyszynski, who has recently been appointed chaplain of the branch in the Kampinos Forest. It is also active in the insurgent hospital. Everyone knows him there under the pseudonym “Radwan III”. The reality of the war is for Fr. Wyszynski, a forge of character, a fight for hope and love, especially against enemies. How are we to forgive in everyday warfare? The hero asks, turning to the Source of his vocation.


  • Ksawery Szlenkier … Lieutenant Stefan Wyszynski ‘Radwan III’.
  • Malgorzata Kozuchowska … Róza Maria Czacka.
  • Agnieszka Kawiorska … Runner Zosia.
  • Adam Fidusiewicz … Corporal Officer Cadet ‘Brzoza’.
  • Ida Nowakowska … Nun Serafina.
  • Marcin Kwasny … Lieutenant Zygmunt Sokolowski ‘Zetes’.
  • Wojciech Sukiennik … Lieutenant Dr. Kazimierz Cebertowicz ‘Swierk’.
  • Dominik Chmielewski … Priest Jerzy Baszkiewicz ‘Radwan II’.
  • Jan Marczewski … Jasiek Wojciechowski.
  • Mariusz Drezek … Wounded German soldier.
  • Robert Czebotar … Oberst Kurt Landowski.
  • Lech Dyblik … Hauptmann Otto von Schultz.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Tadeusz Syka.
  • Producer(s):
    • Jan Kowalski … co-producer.
    • Maciej Syka … producer.
    • Tadeusz Syka … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Tadeusz Syka.
  • Music:
    • Atanas Valkov.
  • Cinematography:
    • Krzysztof Mieszkowski.
  • Editor(s):
    • Mateusz Kielbowicz.
  • Production:
    • Biuro Programu Niepodlegla.
    • High Hope Films.
    • Kino Swiat.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Kino Swiat (2021) (Poland) (theatrical).
  • Release Date: 17 September 2021 (Poland).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 90 minutes.
  • Country: Poland.
  • Language: Polish.

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