When Stalin dies, Morawski summons Tonia to his office and tells her that she would soon be released from prison. He also tells her in which orphanage her daughter is staying.
By the time this film, previously banned by the censors, had its first public screening in Poland in 1989, it had already achieved mass circulation as a pirate video. Its director, Ryszard Bugajski, had left the country fouryears previously because he was not allowed to work there anymore. "Przesluchanie" is a vivid account of a woman who falls into the clutches of Polish justice in 1951 and who is subjected to extremely brutal interrogation. At first she manages to stand firm; till she realises that she is to be groomed for a political trial. This intensive film shows how humanity can survive even under the most extreme conditions...
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Ryszard Bugajski
Written by: Janusz Dymek, Ryszard Bugajski
Produced by: Janusz Morgenstern
Main Cast: Krystyna Janda (Antonina "Tonia" Dziwisz), Adam Ferency (Tadeusz Morawski)), Janusz Gajos (Major Zawada "Kąpielowy"), Agnieszka Holland (Communist Witkowska), Anna Romantowska (Mira Szejnert), Bozena Dykiel (Honorata), Olgierd Lukaszewicz (Konstanty Dziwisz - Tonia's husband)
Nominations and Awards
- European Film 1990
- European Actress 1990
- European Screenwriter 1990