written and directed by Krzysztof Magowski director of photography Mirosław Skrzypczak music by Dariusz Żebrowski, Mikołaj Hertel production design by Grzegorz Szulc costume design by Małgorzata Sobocińska edited by Krzysztof Lorent sound by Arkadiusz Namysłowski
cast Szymon Bobrowski (narrator), Paweł Binkowski (officer), Łukasz Chrzuszcz (Marian Wachtel), Wojciech Deneka (sapper), Tadeusz Drzewiecki (teacher), Grzegorz Gołaszewski (insurgent Kozłowski), Michał Liszka (student Janek), Adam Łoniewski (insurgent Napiecek), Jakub Papuga (sapper Dancewicz), Łukasz Pawłowski (insurgent Karbowski), Zdzisław Wardejn (Wojciech Korfanty), Wojciech Warszawski (insurgent Kaczmarek), Piotr Witoń (Stanisław Taczak)
produced by Warta-Film; TVP producers Witold Będkowski, Mieczysław Grębowicz, Ieneusz Młynarczak co-financed by the Polish Film Institute; the City of Poznań Office; Estrada Poznańska
In December 1918, the allied military commission along with Ignacy Paderewski set off to revitalize Poland. The road led through Great Poland and Paderewski promised to make a stop in Poznań. On 26 December, crowds gathered in front of the Bazar Hotel, which admitted the delegation. On the next day the uprising broke out.
The film examines the Great Poland Uprising, the only one that was completed successfully, but a little-known fragment of history. It is a fusion of documentary materials, contemporary reconstructions, and three-dimensional computer animations.
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza