Czas Przeszly (1961)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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This heavy-handed wartime drama scripted by Andrzej Szczyplerski moves along with ponderous deliberation as it spins a tale of injustice. Fram (Adam Hanuszkiewicz) is in a German POW camp where brutal, cold-hearted Gestapo officers like Weber (Henryk Bak) or Von Steinhagen (Gustaw Holoubek) terrorize and execute their Polish prisoners. One day Fram sees a way to escape the camp and he takes it, heading out to find his fellow resistance fighters. Unknown to him, that is just what the Gestapo wanted him to do -- they follow him in order to identify the partisans. Meanwhile, they execute all the other prisoners in the camp. After the war, only Fram and his wife know the truth, everyone else believes he was a collaborator.

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escape, imprisonment, invasion, Nazism, resistance, war