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Passenger (1963)

Pasazerka (original title)
While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard.

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Liza
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Marta
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Capo
Krzesislawa Dubielówna
Anna Golebiowska ...
Female Prisoner
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Maria Koscialkowska ...
Guard Inga Weniger
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Walter
Irena Malkiewicz ...
Oberaufseherin Madel
Izabella Olszewska
Leon Pietraszkiewicz ...
Lagerkommandant Grabner
Kazimierz Rudzki ...
Commission Member
Wanda Swaryczewska
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The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, but she has actually saved a woman's life. Her vision is shown and then the actual events. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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20 September 1963 (Poland)  »

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Director Andrzej Munk died during production. The film was left in an unfinished state, but was later assembled for release, using photo stills and voice-over narration. See more »

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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) See more »

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Violin Concerto in E Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Ahh don't see this film, its pointless.
21 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What the hell is this? I can appreciate a good avant-garde film but this just takes the mickey. Firstly its only half a film because unfortunately the director died before it was complete, there's hardly any dialogue and it kinda just jumps all over the place. Cinematicly its brilliant but the content isn't so good. I would direct people to 'Fateless' which is a much better independent Hungarian film. Yes I appreciate it was made in the 1960s at a time where there wasn't hardly any films on the subject of the holocaust and in that context then I would say its pretty ground breaking, however, i think audiences are harder to please these days and so you might end up just a little confused wondering why you spent the last hour on this film.

Don't bother watching this unless you have no other options. I can't believe i wasted £10 on this.


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