The First World War broke out in 1914. A Polish patriot, Józef Piłsudski decided to make the most of the situation and help Poland regain independence. With the riflemen under his command, he entered the territory of the Russian Partition. That handful of riflemen gave rise to the Polish Legions. In 1918 Piłsudski became head of the reborn Polish state. After 123 years of oppression, Poland had regained independence.
The painting is part of the collection of the National Museum in Kielce.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MAREK BRODZKI PRODUCED BY WŁODZIMIERZ NIEDERHAUS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AREK TOMIAK PSC SET DESIGN MAREK WARSZEWSKI PRODUCTION MANAGER ANDRZEJ BESZTAK EDITING WOJCIECH JANAS SOUND ANDRZEJ LEWANDOWSKI, KAROL MAŃKOWSKI COSTUMES KATARZYNA LEWIŃSKA MAKEUP ARTIST JANUSZ KALEJA CAST Marcin Bosak, Fabian Kocięcki, Marcin Ochociński, Joanna Derengowska, Anna Oberc NARRATOR OLGIERd ŁUKASZEWICZ
Running time: 15'