ROSE

RÓŻA

By Wojtek SMARZOWSKI

WFDIF - DOCUMENTARY & FEATURE FILM STUDIO - as CONS

Drama - Completed 2011

A tale of uneasy love in the post-war Poland. Rose-a Mazurian inhabitant, suffered misfortune and basest humiliation at the hands of the Soviet and next post-Soviet authorities ; Tadeusz is Polish, whom the Germans, war and occupation have ruined his life leaving him as a wreck of a man, a phantom..

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& Awards

Cairo IFF 2012
Human rights Feature Film Int'l Comp. Teh Tahrir Square Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Historical
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wojtek SMARZOWSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Michał SZCZERBIC
    • Producer(s)
    • Włodzimierz NIDERHAUS (Documentary and Feature Film Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • Summer 1945. Right after the end of World War II, Tadeusz, a Polish soldier whom the war has deprived of everything, arrives in Masuria, a German territory before the war but granted to Poland afterwards. There he finds Rose, a widow of a German soldier whose death he had witnessed. All alone on a large farm she gives Tadeusz a cold reception, nevertheless she puts him up for the night. In return Tadeusz helps her around the house. Though reluctant to admit it, she needs something more: protection from the looters who pester the farm. Gradually Tadeusz finds out the causes of her solitude. Against the background of a landscape devastated by the war, where hope has become a propaganda tool, love is born between these two from two disparate worlds... impossible?
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