Jerzy Passendorfer

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Jerzy Passendorfer (April 8, 1923 in Wilno – February 20, 2003 in Skolimów, near Warsaw, Poland)[1] was a Polish film director, specialising in films about the German occupation of Poland in World War II,[2] and member of parliament.

Passendorfer graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague[3] in 1951, and went on to become the leading exponent of the popular "national combatant" genre in the 1960s.[4] As well as many films he directed the popular TV serial Janosik.[5][6]

Passendorfer served in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, from 1993 to 1997 on the Democratic Left Alliance list.[7]


  1. ^ Jerzy Passendorfer at the IMDb
  2. ^ "Zmarł Jerzy Passendorfer". Gazeta Wyborcza. 22 February 2003. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Kuszewski, Stanisław (1978). Contemporary Polish film. Interpress. p. 11. OCLC 6041011. 
  4. ^ "Batalistyczne superprodukcje z czasów PRL-u w Kino Polska". Stopklatka. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Zmarł reżyser filmów wojennych i "Janosika"". Onet. 21 February 2003. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jerzy Passendorfer". The Independent. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Poseł Jerzy Passendorfer". Archiwum Danych o Posłach. Kancelaria Sejmu. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 

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