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Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979)

Szpital Przemienienia (original title)
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, staff is bit strange and a writer has ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Zebrowski

Writers:

Michal Komar, Stanislaw Lem (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Piotr Dejmek 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 Klaus Piontek ... SS Officer Thiesdorf
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Dr. Marglewski
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Dr. Rygier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katarzyna Ejmont Katarzyna Ejmont ... Patient
Adam Gessler Adam Gessler ... Patient
Anna Jaraczówna ... Patient
Elzbieta Karkoszka ... Patient
Wladyslaw Kowalski ... Patient
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Storyline

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, staff is bit strange and a writer has voluntarily entered the clinic because he is "peculiar" and a drug addict. Then the German Gestapo arrives. The commandant asks for the list of patients, sorts out the "Aryan" doctors from the others on a return trip, and herds everyone into trucks for evacuation to the extermination camps. A young doctor momentarily escapes by covering himself under a pile of laundry in the basement, and then escapes to the woods just as the Nazi soldiers appear. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

28 March 1979 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hospital der Verklärung See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
10 May 2018 | by zofiabaduraSee all my reviews

I have watched 'Szpital Przemienienia' several times. It is an amazing work of cinema art. An asylum - a microcosm of the world with its cruelty and rare moments of charity is about to be destroyed. Outstanding actors' work. Eerie, sinister scenery of the hospital wards and the woods surrounding the asylum. The haunting music and sounds tell the story as well as human voices and faces.


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