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Michal Komar (writer)
Stanislaw Lem (novel)
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Release Date:
28 March 1979 (Poland) See more »
The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Piotr Dejmek ... Stefan
Jerzy Binczycki ... Engineer Andrzej Nowacki
Henryk Bista ... Dr. Kauters
Ewa Dalkowska ... Dr. Nosilewska
Gustaw Holoubek ... Writer Zygmunt Sekulowski
Zygmunt Hübner ... Dr. Pajaczkowski (as Zygmunt Hubner)
Ryszard Kotys ... Józef
Klaus Piontek ... SS Officer Thiesdorf
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Dr. Marglewski

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Dr. Rygier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Ejmont ... Patient
Adam Gessler ... Patient
Anna Jaraczówna ... Patient
Elzbieta Karkoszka ... Patient
Wladyslaw Kowalski ... Patient
Borys Marynowski ... SS Officer
Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ... Patient
A. Rutkowska
Andrzej Rózycki
Krystyna Sznerr-Mierzejewska ... Patient
Piotr Szulkin ... Composer Jakub
Zdzislaw Szymanski ... Patient
Marcin Tronski ... Dr. Stanislaw Kozlowski (as Marcin Tronski-Szalawski)
Magda Teresa Wójcik ... Nowacki's Wife
Bogdan Lysakowski ... SS Officer (uncredited)
Krzysztof Swietochowski ... Guest at the Party (uncredited)
Andrzej Szenajch ... Guest at the Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Zebrowski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michal Komar  writer
Stanislaw Lem  novel
Edward Zebrowski  writer

Original Music by
Stanislaw Radwan 
Cinematography by
Witold Sobocinski 
Film Editing by
Urszula Sliwinska 
Production Design by
Tadeusz Wybult 
Set Decoration by
Stanislaw Panfilow 
Costume Design by
Ewa Braun 
Makeup Department
Zygmunt Kazmierski .... makeup artist
Ewa Symko-Marczewska .... assistant makeup artist (as Ewa Symko)
Production Management
Tadeusz Drewno .... production manager
Alina Klobukowska .... unit production manager
Dorota Ostrowska-Orlinska .... unit production manager (as Dorota Ostrowska)
Michal Zablocki .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrzej Domalik .... second unit director
Jacek Dzik .... assistant director
Malgorzata Raszek-Zaliwska .... assistant director (as Malgorzata Raszek)
Teresa Sukniewicz .... assistant director
Michal Szymczyk .... assistant director
Sound Department
Zdzislaw Dominiak .... sound assistant
Andrzej Golonka .... sound assistant
Malgorzata Jaworska .... sound
Józef Stefanski .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bohdan Borewicz .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Ewa Smal .... assistant editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Szpital przemienienia" - Poland (original title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kocham kino (1988)See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Read the book, 28 July 2009
Author: mvzakuta from United States

The Lem's novel has nothing to do with this movie. It is a deeply philosophical piece even surprising for a young man he was while writing this novel. Of course, a person such as Lem matures quickly during the war. I agree that the movie is dull - too bad it's come to be closely associated with the novel by many people who either don't read much or don't have access to a good translation. Contrary to the movie, the mental ward and its patients in the novel are not the main topic - it is an illustration to the madness of the humanity in general. The novel might be considered as a dialog of the author with himself, which is typical for Lem: his characters are often imbued with his own personality.

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