Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dluznicy Smierci is set at the end of World War II, when rural Poland was plagued by bandits. The hero, Tomasz Zaliwski, is a poor soul who is the only person able to identify the bandit chief to the authorities. Militia leader Krzysztof Kolbasiuk does his best to shield Zaliwski from reprisals, shunting him from one location to another throughout the countryside. The criminals are swift and clever, but Kolbasiuk is swifter and cleverer. Director Wlodzimierz Golaszewski shows up in a cameo as a poet.
criminal, on-the-run, outlaw [Western], war, witness