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During the Occupation, a young woman whose husband disappeared during the war decides to hide a little Jewish girl. To save the child, she gets into a romance with a German.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Urszula Grabowska ...
Joanna Kurska
Sara Knothe ...
Róza
Stanislawa Celinska ...
Kaminska
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Staszka Kopec
Halina Labonarska ...
Joanna's mother
Izabela Kuna ...
Ewa
Monika Kwiatkowska ...
Marta
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Major
Mieczyslaw Grabka ...
Post's manager
Stanislaw Penksyk ...
Post's guard
Joanna Gryga ...
Róza's mother
Leszek Piskorz ...
Joanna's father
Arkadiusz Brykalski
Remigiusz Jankowski
Ryszard Barycz
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The main character Joanna (Urszula Grabowska), waiting in vain for a letter from her husband who is in an Oflag, gives shelter to a little Jewish girl whose mother was caught during a round-up. Thus she becomes burdened with a secret she cannot reveal to anyone, even to her relatives. Joanna knows that she cannot keep Rose with her as she is already under observation, but she fails to find a hiding spot for Rose and is forced to become the lover of a German officer in return for protection. Forced by necessity, she has to cooperate with her enemies, becoming a traitor in the eyes of "her people". The final, symbolic image is suggestive - in a tearful and religious manner - of the fact that sheltering little Roza was Joanna's personal torture referring to Golgotha. However, the deeper meaning of that story is perverse and bitter: hiding the child was even more dangerous because of Joanna's "own people", mutually controlling the patriotic decency. Written by BronzeKeilani26

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A wonderful and heartfelt movie
30 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly beautiful movie. I do agree with the other two viewers' comments on this wonderfully scripted, directed, performed Polish movie. The tones of this movie are reserved in classic blue and green, the lighting is perfectly natural, giving you an realistic pessimistic feeling of that dreary era when Poland was occupied by the German Nazi. The loneliness of the heroine and that cute little girl are a beautiful unity of consolation and humanity. I was amazed by the subtle touch of the performances of all the Polish actors, they are so natural under a very good director. The romance developed from the house raid also looked so logic and natural, a wonderful scenario. The actress who played Joanna should be awarded with some kind best performing artist, so good and so convincing as a lonely, kind, yet so strong woman. Love her great performance so much. I also noticed that she's the fastest walking woman in any movie that involved any woman who had to walk along city streets, so fast, flowing like gliding on water. Hiding a little Jewish girl in Nazi Poland not just courage, generosity and kindness but luck, pure luck.


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