During WW2, Polish resistance officer Kazimierz Moczarski prepared an assassination attempt on SS General Jürgen Stroop. Stroop commanded the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto and the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which led to the murder of Warsaw's Jews.
After the War ended, courts in Communist Poland sentenced them both to death. Awaiting execution, they were thrown together in the same prison cell. During this time, Moczarski was regularly tortured and interrogated by the secret police.
Stroop was hanged in 1952.
In 1956, after the end of Stalinism, Moczarski was acquitted and rehabilitated. Moczarski later recorded his 9 month prison confrontation with Stroop in his book Conversations with an Executioner.
year of production: 2016
running time: 5 min.
direction, script, design, editing, compositing: Tomasz Siwiński
music: Adam Brzozowski
sound design: Piotr Mejran
key animation: Anna Chrzanowska, Maciej Fechner, Andrzej Bzdak, Michał Makowski
painting: Katarzyna Głowa, Wanda Swajda, Edyta Adamczak, Magdalena Marchocka, Tomasz Nowojewski, Paulina Maksjan, Katarzyna Agopsowicz
executive producer: FUMI Studio
production: Fundacja im. Kazimierza i Zofii Moczarskich
The film was subsidised by the National Centre for Culture under the programme Kultura -Interwencje 2015