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THE RITE OF PASSAGE

by Janusz Majewski

synopsis

1945. A family from Lviv moves to Cracow: a couple with two children - a 14-year-old Ludwik and five years younger Hania. Ludwik begins to learn in junior high, finds friends, gets acquainted with the surrounding. 1947. Marek, Ludwik’s friend from a higher class, a participant of the Warsaw Uprising, whose father is in the prison of The Security Department charged for cooperation with American intelligence, finds an underground organization to fight the communists. Based on true events.

international title: The Rite of Passage
original title: Mała matura 1947
country: Poland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Janusz Majewski
screenplay: Janusz Majewski
cast: Adam Wróblewski, Agnieszka Michalska, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Marta Klubowicz, Wiktor Zborowski, Antoni Królikowski
cinematography by: Adam Bajerski
film editing: Milena Fiedler
art director: Andrzej Haliński
costumes designer: Elżbieta Radke
music: Tomasz Stańko
producer: Wlodzimierz Niderhaus
production: WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Krakow Festival Office
backing: Polish Film Institute
distributor: Monolith Films