Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In this look at one moment at the end of World War II in Poland, director Tadeusz Kijanski has set the time as September, 1944. The place is the right bank of the Vistula River just at the point where the German army is withdrawing from the city. The brutality of the Germans as they destroy the city and rape women is presented in all its horror. Then the Resistance fighters come along and a disabled war veteran tries to find a way to help their cause. Finally, Polish officers arrive on the scene, ready to welcome the Russians when they cross the Vistula.