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|Directed by||Wojciech Has|
|Written by||Andrzej Kijowski|
|Music by||Krzysztof Penderecki|
Tadeusz (Jan Kreczmar) is a Polish veteran of World War II who fled to London at the end of the war, leaving behind his wife Zofia (Irena Eichlerówna) and son, Maciek (Zbigniew Cybulski), who disappeared when he was 12 years old.
During Maciek's struggle to understand his parents' history, questions arise concerning collaboration with the Gestapo and retribution by the Home Army. Has pictures the mystical lost boy in a dark fairy-tale forest, full of the war's ghosts and wholesale executions. The hypnotic quality of these excursions foreshadows the mesmerizing passages of Has' later film, The Hour-Glass Sanatorium.
- Jan Kreczmar as Tadeusz
- Zbigniew Cybulski as Maciek
- Ignacy Gogolewski as Doctor Gross
- Irena Horecka as Aunt Helena
- Janusz Klosinski as Antiquary
- Adam Dzieszynski as Receptionist in 'Hotel Polski'
- Irena Eichlerówna as Zofia
- Janusz Gajos as White monk
- Barbara Krafftówna as Jadwiga
- Zofia Merle as Forester's daughter
- Directory of World Cinema, Volume 8 edited by Adam Bingham, v. 8 p. 15
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