Thankyou to Simon Stiel for sharing this story with me today —
A dramatic story about filial love. During the World War II Alojzy Lysko’s father was forced into the Wehrmacht Army. As many as 300 thousand were coerced into the German uniform from the region of the Polish Silesia. Some were fortunate enough to cross the Western front and join the Polish Army. Able to perish in a Polish uniform, history remembered them with gratitude. Those who did not have the same luck, like Lysko, perished on the Eastern front or came back mutilated from Russian captivity only to be forgotten. Today, a well know activist from Silesia, Alojzy Lysko, collects narratives from these forgotten soldiers with the hope of getting closer to his father. On the boundless Ukrainian steppe he finds his father’s grave…
directed by Mariusz Malinowski screenplay Piotr Lipiński, Mariusz Malinowski photography Jacek Mierosławski edited by Marek Latoszewski sound Andrzej Jankowski produced by Wytwórnia Filmowa “Czołówka”, Al. Lotników 1, 00-976 Warszawa, tel. +48 22 54 30 301; Telewizja TVN (dla Discovery TVN Historia); Instytucja Filmowa Silesia, ul. Górnicza 5, 40-008 Katowice, tel. +48 32 206 88 61 do 63. executive producer Grażyna Bukowska producer Janusz Chodnikiewicz
Born in 1952. Independent Producer, Director and Script writer. Graduated from Warsaw University and Film Academy in Lodz.
Feature Films: 1986 The Rotter Case
Documentaries: 1996 Ripples, 1996 Count Henry, 1999 The Last Travel, 2000 Maciej Cuchra, 2007 Train to Bollywood, 2009 The Children of the Wehrmacht