Interrogation Boxshot
Poland 1982 - 111 minutes
Certificate: 18
Colour 1.33:1
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
buyPAL R0
RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 3rd October 2005
Based on a true story reflecting the Stalinist terror of the early 1950s, Ryszard Bugajski’s harrowing film was banned under martial law in Poland and only became available on underground VHS through a copy smuggled out by the director at great risk. Tonia (Krystyna Janda), a singer in a sleazy cabaret, is imprisoned without explanation. Days become weeks become months, varied only by the persuasion, intimidation and torture of interrogation. Janda’s outstanding depiction, of a woman who becomes heroic in the face of torture and imprisonment, takes you to places few films are willing to explore.

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Special Features
- A newly commissioned half-hour documentary on the making and contextual history of Interrogation, presented by director Ryszard Bugajski.

- New digital transfer with fully restored image and sound, approved by the Director.

- New and improved English subtitle translation.

- Optimal quality dual-layer disc.

- Booklet featuring original story boards, contextual document, essay + more.

Sight & Sound DVD of the Month - Dec 05

Main Cast and Crew
Tonia Dziwisz - Krystyna Janda
Major Zawada ‘Kapielowy’ - Janusz Gajos
Lieutenant Morawski - Adam Ferency
Witkowska - Agnieszka Holland
Mira Szajnert - Anna Romantowska
Peasant Woman - Bozena Dykiel
Konstanty Dziwisz - Olgierd Lukaszewicz
Warden - Jan Jurewicz
UB officers - Tomasz Dedek, Jaroslaw Kopaczewski
Major Olcha – Tomasz Lengren

Director – Ryszard Bugajski
Story - Ryszard Bugajski & Janusz Dymek
Screenplay – Ryszard Bugajski
Producer - Tadeusz Drewno
Executive Producer – Andrzej Wajda
Cinematography - Jacek Petrycki
Film Editing - Katarzyna Maciejko
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