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ABOUT THE FILM

Poland, 1972. A French TV crew interviews legendary spy Leopold Trepper. The footage was confiscated. 45 years later we went to France to show it to the journalists that thought it was lost forever. At the beginning of 1972, a French television crew officially visited communist Poland to prepare some material about everyday life in the country. However, their real goal was to secretly meet with Leopold Trepper, the 'grand chef” of the legendary Red Orchestra, the most famous espionage network of the Second World War, set up by the Soviets. The crew interviewed Trepper. On their way back, the footage was confiscated. A few years ago, it re-emerged in the national archives. This material will serve as a pretext to explore the story of this extraordinary and controversial man. Who was Leopold Trepper?

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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Tomasz Wolski
PRODUCER: Anna Gawlita – Kijora Film

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DIRECTOR & SCRIPT
Tomasz Wolski – member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film “Daughter” (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festival incl. Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy – Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora – FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage & Krakow Film Festival.

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