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FULL SYNOPSIS

Aleksandra Slaska portrays a German matron taking a long ocean voyage with her husband. While roaming the deck, she spots a passenger she thinks she recognizes. That she does: The passenger (Anna Ciepielewska) had been an inmate at Auchwitz, where Slaska served as a guard. An alternately realistic and illusory study in guilt and retribution, Slaska (original title: Pasazerka) was halfway through production in 1961 when its director, Andrzej Munk, was killed in an auto accident. Munk's friends loyally tried to complete the project, bridging a few scenes with still pictures (in the manner of "restored" film classics like the 1937 Munk and the 1954 Munk). Finally released in Poland in 1963, Slaska didn't make it to the US until 1970. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Aleksandra Slaska
as Lisa
Anna Ciepielewska
as Marta
Janusz Bylczynski
as Kapo
Marek Walczewski
as Tadeusz
Elzbieta Czyzewska
as Inmate (uncredited)
John Rees
as Narrator in the English version
Kazimierz Rudzki
Elzbieta Czyzewska
as Inmate (uncredited)
John Rees
as Narrator in the English version

Crew

Witold Lesiewicz
Director
Tadeusz Baird
Composer (Music Score)
Witold Lesiewicz
Editor
Zofia Dwornik
Editor
Tadeusz Wybult
Set Designer
Louise Stjernsward
Costume Designer
Wieslawa Chojkowska
Costume Designer
Teresa Tomaszewska
Makeup
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