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Baczynski (2013)

The short life and vast legacy of the legendary Polish wartime poet of the lost generation, Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski.

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Kordian Piwowarski

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mateusz Kosciukiewicz ... Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
Katarzyna Zawadzka ... Barbara Drapczynska
Ewa Telega ... Stefania Baczynska
Marta Klubowicz ... Basia's mother
Artur Bachanski Artur Bachanski ... Kazimierz Wyka
Iga Banasiak Iga Banasiak ... Aniela Kmita
Marianna Bukowski
Joachim Ciecierski Joachim Ciecierski ... Gestapo
Daniel Dobkowski Daniel Dobkowski ... Lolek
Jan Dowjat Jan Dowjat ... Tadeusz Gajcy
Tomasz Gizelski Tomasz Gizelski ... 'Dlugi'
Józef Grzymala Józef Grzymala ... Bogdan Deczkowski
Mateusz Fedorczyk Mateusz Fedorczyk ... Tytus
Krzysztof Hanke Krzysztof Hanke ... Interpreter
Lukasz Kominek Lukasz Kominek ... Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
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Storyline

Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski is one of Poland's best known poets, even though he died at the age of twenty-three on the fourth day of the tragic Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Baczynski became a myth-like personification of a whole generation which died fighting for their freedom. His poetry became Poland's most poignant and subjective testimony of wartime. "Baczynski" caused controversy upon its release in Poland due to its unique form and use of poetry as a documentary device. The film examines Baczynski's motivation for becoming a soldier, the inspiration for his metaphysical poetry, and the prophecy of his own death. Combining recollections of the few remaining war veterans who fought with him, dramatized scenes, and interpretations of his poetry by today's 'slam' poets, "Baczynski" is a film which resists conventional film classification to provide an experience that is as personal and varied as reading one of his poems. Written by AnonymousB

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Official Sites:

Official site [Poland]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (Poland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,762
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Artrama, Studio Interfilm See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

Piesn o szczesciu
Music by Czeslaw Mozil
Lyrics by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
Performed by Czeslaw Mozil (as Czeslaw Spiewa) & Mela Koteluk
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