The Runaway

Uciekinier

(fot. TVP)
  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 56’
  • Genre: WAR, HOLOCAUST
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 2006

The film presents complicated fate of the last living fugitive and organizer of the most famous and courageous escape from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp which took place on June 20th, 1942. Four prisoners wearing SS uniforms fled with weapons by the camp commander’s car. This was the most famous, daring and spectacular flight from the camp ever since. It became a legend among prisoners that supported their spirits for a long time. The entire story is told by the one of the runaways himself called Kazimierz Piechowski. Thanks to his fluent German the escape was successfully carried out. The film contains the previously unknown photos and footage presenting a private life of SS-men that tortured and oversaw the prisoners in the camp.

  • Awards:
  • 2007 Sichuan TV Festival – Final Certificate
  • 2007 Kraków Film Festival – Audience Award
  • 2008 Moscow International Film Forum – Best Director Award
  • 2008 The New York Festivals – Bronze World Medal

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