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Interrogation (1989)

Przesluchanie (original title)
Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

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Ryszard Bugajski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krystyna Janda ... Antonina 'Tonia' Dziwisz
Adam Ferency ... Lieutenant Morawski
Janusz Gajos ... Major Zawada "Kapielowy"
Agnieszka Holland ... Communist Witkowska
Anna Romantowska ... Miroslawa "Mira" Szejnert
Bozena Dykiel ... Honorata
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Konstanty Dziwisz (Tonia's husband)
Tomasz Dedek ... UB officer "Czesiek" arresting Tonia
Jan Jurewicz ... Guard
Jaroslaw Kopaczewski ... UB officer arresting Tonia
Zofia Balucka Zofia Balucka ... Cell-mate
Arkadiusz Bazak ... Officer at Name-Day Party
Krzysztof Gosztyla ... Alledged victim
Antonina Girycz ... Cell Top Dog
O. Jasinska O. Jasinska
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Storyline

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

13 December 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

El interrogatorio See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "X" See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in 1982, but due to its controversial anti-communist themes, was banned by the Polish government (then under Stalinist rule) for 7 years until 1989 after the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc. See more »

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Referenced in The Lesson of Polish Cinema (2002) See more »

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Interrogation
18 May 2006 | by c_imdb-234See all my reviews

Ryszard Bugajski's Interrogation ("Przesluchanie")gives a vivid portrayal of life in 1950's Poland under the oppressive Stalinist regime. The protagonist of the film, Tonia, is arrested by the secret police and imprisoned for "conspiring" with her Russian friend Colonel Kazik Olcha. Her efforts to disprove these fabricated claims as fallacy are futile as she is continually interrogated. Tonia's overly feminine nature secures her position as a victim of the regime, while the masculine brutality adopted by her interrogators draw parallels with Stalins oppressive dictatorship. This harrowing portrayal of a flawed and inhumane system is more than mere fiction, the director having to escape Poland with only one copy of the film text in his possession.


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