Fever (1981 film)

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Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Written by Andrzej Strug
Krzysztof Teodor Toeplitz
Starring Barbara Grabowska
Cinematography Jacek Petrycki
Edited by Halina Nawrocka
Release date
  • February 1981 (1981-02)
Running time
122 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish

Fever (Polish: Gorączka) is a 1981 Polish drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It is based on a story of writer Andrzej Strug.[1] It was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival where Barbara Grabowska won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.[2] The film takes place during the Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland (1905–07).

The film was immediately banned by the Polish Communist government upon its release, because of its brutally realistic portrayal of the occupying Russian forces.[1]


The film is set at the beginning of the 20th century, when Poland fought for its independence.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "A Short History of Film". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1981: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 

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