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Passenger (1963)
"Pasazerka" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandra Slaska ...
Liza
Anna Ciepielewska ...
Marta
Janusz Bylczynski ...
Capo
Krzesislawa Dubielówna
Anna Golebiowska ...
Female Prisoner
Barbara Horawianka ...
Nurse
Anna Jaraczówna ...
Capo
Maria Koscialkowska ...
Guard Inga Weniger
Andrzej Krasicki ...
Commission Member
Jan Kreczmar ...
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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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1998) See more »

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Violin Concerto in E Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Missing masterpiece?
19 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We can't judge this film because it was unfinished and it may well have been a good career move for Munk to die before he finished it. What we have and what we imagine of the rest is a little masterpiece, but I can't help wondering whether it could have been tied together and made into a unified whole. It's got Munk's wonderful camera movements and his chracteristic concentration on faces, but I wonder what he would have done with the rest of the film.

It's worth remembering that Lisa's self-accusing account of her behaviour is every bit as subjective as her self-excusing one. In fact, it could be that there was no Marta or that Lisa never was a concentration camp guard and is imagining everything in the film.


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