Zgoda (2017)


Introduction

Zgoda is a 2017 Polish drama war film by director Maciej Sobieszczanski.

Also known as The Reconciliation.

Outline

Beginning of 1945, Poland. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors”. It organises a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named Zgoda/Reconciliation. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He does not know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

Cast

  • Julian Swiezewski … Franek Gruda.
  • Jakub Gierszal … Erwin.
  • Zofia Wichlacz … Anna Nowicka.
  • Danuta Stenka … Franek’s Mother.
  • Wojciech Zielinski … Commandant Szlomo.
  • Pawel Tomaszewski … Corporal Wróbel.
  • Martyna Krzysztofik … Prostitute.
  • Tomasz Sapryk … Gerhard Atholff.
  • Jacek Beler … Sentinel ‘Wysoki’.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Maciej Sobieszczanski.
  • Producer(s):
    • Monika Blachnio … assistant producer.
    • Maciej Chyzynski … co-producer (as Maciej Ostoja-Czynski).
    • Zbigniew Domagalski … producer.
    • Zuzanna Król … co-producer.
    • Wlodzimierz Niderhaus … co-producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Maciej Sobieszczanski.
  • Music:
    • Bartek Gliniak … (as Bartlomiej Gliniak).
  • Cinematography:
    • Valentyn Vasyanovych.
  • Editor(s):
    • Rafal Listopad.
  • Production:
    • EBH Polska (co-production).
    • Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej (co-financed by).
    • Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop.
    • Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop (produced by).
    • Wajda Studio (co-production).
    • Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (WFDiF) Warszawa (co-production).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Kino Swiat (2017) (Poland) (all media).
  • Release Date: 01 September 2017 (Montreal World Film Festival, Canada).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 87 minutes.
  • Country: Poland.
  • Language: Polish.

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