By Gunilla BRESKY


Documentary - Pre-Production 2012

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gunilla BRESKY
    • Writer(s)
    • Gunilla BRESKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Jan BLOMGREN, Gunilla BRESKY
    • Synopsis
    • Vladislav Mikosjas story about his work as a front photographer is a unique testimony of the Second World War.
      We meet a young, charismatic man who loves movies. He works in cinema and training to be a cinematographer. One fine summer day change his life. Hitler's troops attacked and suddenly he is in the midst of the most unimaginable atrocities that he is documenting. Again and again he sees people maimed and killed. Of course he puts up the camera as a shield and miraculously survives.
      He describes the heroic resistance of the Black Sea. He films the bloody attack on Sevastopol and the Crimea. He was forced to be part of the humiliating retreat to the Caucasus. He follows a convoy from Archangel by the deadly Barents Sea to London and tjen to New York. He gets invited to Hollywood, where he shows his documentary films. He meet a lots of movie stars like Ingrid Bergman, Robert Capra and Charllie Chaplin - and become their hero.
      But he wants to go home and return to the front. He is driving the enemy back. The efficient German war machine inexorably crushed. All this, he has documented how well he thought, felt, did.
      Vladislav Mikosja was a true hero. A young man who went through the worst but has remained a man.