Pornografia is the name of a number of films, with the 2003 version being the best known one. In 1992, a short film with the same name was made in Brazil. The 2003 version was a collaboration of the Polish and French film industries.
Pornografia (2003) was directed by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski. It is based on the Witold Gombrowicz novel, Pornografia (1960), set in Nazi occupied Poland during World War II. The film is filled with many intricacies, touching such themes as the European society of the 1940s as a whole, conspiracy, guerrilla warfare, the Nazi invasion, murder, and suicide, as well as eroticism, guilt, and manipulation of youth by adults. Its film score, by Zygmunt Konieczny, won the Georges Delerue Award at the Film Fest Gent festival in 2003. The film was released in selected cities across the United States.
Several Polish actors of name appeared in the film, including the following:
- Krzysztof Majchrzak ("Fryderyk")
- Adam Ferency ("Witold")
- Krzysztof Globisz ("Hipolit")
- Grazyna Blecka-Kolska ("Maria")
- Grzegorz Damiecki ("Waclaw Paszkowski")
- Jan Frycz ("Siemian")
- Irena Laskowska ("Amelia")
- Sandra Samos ("Henia")
- Anna Baniowska ("Weronika")
- Kazimierz Mazur ("Karol")
- Jan Urbanski ("Skuziak")
- Magdalena Różczka
- Henryk Niebudek (as a German Soldier named "Hans")
- Dariusz Toczek
- Jerzy Chojnowski ("Gustaw")
- "Ghent International Film Festival – Awards for 2003". imdb.com. 2003. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
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