Courtesy of oblawa.pl
A Polish movie about World War II resistance fighters took home the top prize at Poland’s 15th Academy Awards last week.
“Manhunt” (“Obława”) was directed by Marcin Krzyształowicz, whose own father was a member of the country’s resistance movement. The film tells the story of Corporal Wydra and his role carrying out death sentences handed down by underground courts. Acclaimed Polish actor Marcin Dorociński plays the lead role, with Maciej Stuhr playing Wydra’s old school friend who becomes a Nazi informer.
Speaking at the awards evening Mr Krzyształowicz said, “I am happy and surprised that the film that I directed has achieved so much.”
In addition to this Polish Academy Award victory “Manhunt” also won the Silver Lions award at the Gdynia Film Festival.
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