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Bugajski reveals historical truths

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Bugajski reveals historical truths

Ryszard Bugajski, the director of Interrogation, the legendary 1982 film that uncovered the cruelty of communism, has just begun shooting his new title, General Nil.

In his new film, Bugajski continues to reveal historical truths, whilst once again focusing on an exemplary individual, General Emil Fieldorf, known by the pseudonym Nil.

General Fieldorf, one of the Polish heroes in the struggle for freedom, was a member of the Armia Krajowa, the Polish secret army during the Second World War. He planned the assassination of the Nazi general Franc Kutchera, known as the "Warsaw executioner". Falsely accused during the communist era, he was sentenced to death and executed in 1953.

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The film, written by the director and his assistant Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, centres on the post-war period from 1947 to 1953.

General Nil is played by Olgierd Lukaszewicz (widely known for his roles in films by Kutz, Bajon, Machulski, Sas, Szulkin) and the cast also includes Agnieszka Grochowska (Warsaw), Marian Dziedziel (The Collector [+see also:
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The film is produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych w Warszawie, with backing from the Polish Film Institute (PISF). The title is co-produced by Monolith Films, who will also handle distribution.

The film is set to premiere in the autumn, as part of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

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(Translated from French)

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