In 1773, clutching at assorted pretexts, Russia, Austria, and Prussia annexed a third of the territory of the Commonwealth of Poland–Lithuania. The deed marked the beginning of the process that bereft Poland of independence. Bribed by Russia, Members of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) of 1773 were ready to ratify an act sanctioning the First Partition of Poland. The film shows the dramatic moment when Deputy Tadeusz Rejtan tries to forestall that act of treason.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MAREK BRODZKI PRODUCER WŁODZIMIERZ NIDERHAUS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PAWEŁ FLIS PRODUCTION DESIGN MAREK WARSZEWSKI PRODUCTION MANAGER ANDRZEJ BESZTAK EDITING WOJCIECH JANAS SOUND ANDRZEJ LEWANDOWSKI, KAROL MAŃKOWSKI COSTUMES KATARZYNA LEWIŃSKA MAKE-UP JANUSZ KALEJA CAST Marcin Chabowski, Sławomir Holland, Dariusz Jakubowski, Przemysław Sejmicki and others NARRATOR OLGIERD ŁUKASZEWICZ