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THE LEGIONS

by Dariusz Gajewski

synopsis

A universal story about entering adulthood in difficult times, growing up to the community. The great history is the background for the love story unfolding in the foreground: Józek, a deserter from the tsarists army who joins the emerging Legions, an intelligence agent for the I Brigade and Women's Leage member - Ola, and Tadek, her fiancee, a member of Shooting Team. Apart from fictitious characters whose stories were modeled on the biographies of real legionnaires, many historical figures appear in the film. Among them: Brigadier Józef Pilsudski, Lieutenant Stanislaw Kaszubski, pseud. "King" and many others. The film focuses on the Legion's combat trail from1914-1916, from the departure from Oleandry to the battle of Kosciuchnowka and show the most dramatic cards of the legionary epic, including the famous attack of uhlans at Rokitna - one of the most spectacular scenes in the film.

international title: The Legions
original title: Legiony
country: Poland
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Dariusz Gajewski
film run: 120'
release date: PL 20/09/2019
screenplay: Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic, Tomasz Lysiak, Maciej Pawlicki
cast: Sebastian Fabijanski, Bartosz Gelner, Wiktoria Wolanska, Mirosław Baka, Jan Frycz, Grzegorz Malecki, Borys Szyc, Antoni Pawlicki, Piotr Cyrwus, Modest Rucinski
cinematography by: Jaroslaw Szoda, Mikołaj Łebkowski, Arkadiusz Tomiak
art director: Pawel Jarzebski, Ewa Skoczkowska
costumes designer: Magdalena Rutkiewicz, Malgorzata Gwiazdecka, Joanna Pamula
music: Lukasz Pieprzyk
producer: Adam Borowski, Maciej Pawlicki
executive producer: Magdalena Pawlicka, Ewelina Pertkiewicz
production: Picaresque, WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
backing: Polish Film Institute (PL)
distributor: Kino Świat
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