The Runaway

Director: Marek Tomasz Pawłowski

written & directed by Marek Tomasz Pawłowski director of photography Jacek Januszyk music by Michał Lorenc art director Andrzej Czyczyło costume design Krzysztof Kłoskowski edited by Jan Mikołaj Mironowicz sound design by Jacek Hamela

cast Marcin Bartosz, Łukasz Bednarz, Grzegorz Czapiński, Kacper Czyczyło, Roman Kufel, Jakub Pędziwiatr, Mirek Śmielak, Maciej Ilczuk, Jacek Steciuk, Stanisław Stuła

produced by Zoyda Art Production, ul. Powstańców 15D/502, 05-091 Warsaw – Ząbki, phone +48 22 799 92 22, mobile +48 605 10 35 53, e-mail zoyda@wp.pl; Polish Television, 1st Programme, ul. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw; phone +48 22 547 81 25, fax +48 22 547 42 42, e-mail anna.kowalewska-onaszkiewicz@waw.tvp.pl producer Małgorzata Walczak executive producer Zoyda Art Production co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

Digital Beta, colour & black and white, 16:9, stereo, 56′

Poland 2006

 

Afictionalized documentary about the most daring escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp when four prisoners escaped taking the SS arms, uniforms and the commandant’s car. The story is told by Kazimierz Piechowski, an eighty-year-old who spent after the war ten years in Stalinist prison. Communist authoritie imprisoned him for being a soldier in the Home Army. After the communism collapse Piechowski in the age of seventy has become a globetrotter. Until now he has visited sixty countries in all continents.

 

Award:

  • 47th Kraków Film Festival 2007 – National Competiton: Audience Award