Forbidden Songs, (Zakazane Piosenki)
Leonard Buczkowski, Poland, 1947
  • Director: Leonard Buczkowski
  • Writing Credits: Ludwik Starski
  • Art Direction: Adolf Forbert, Karol Chodura
  • Music: Roman Palester
  • Production management: Francizek Petersile
  • Duration: 97’
  • Color: Black & White
  • Cast: Danuta Szaflarska as Halina Tokarska, Jerzy Duszynski as Roman Tokarski, Jan Swiderski as Ryszard, Janina Ordezanka as Halina and Roman’s mother, Jan Kurnakowicz as Cieslak
: Reviews :

The action takes place from September 1939 up until the liberation of Warsaw in 1945. Roman Tokarski, a musician, tells about the German occupation of the city. In that period he performed with a street orchestra that played a patriotic song Warszawianka  (The Song of Warsaw). He was also, together with his sister, a member of an underground organization and took part in partisans’ combat actions and the Warsaw Uprising. The central theme is intertwined with episodes of life in occupied Warsaw telling the stories of the street singers, a hiding Jew and a young female Volksdeutsche. All those episodes are connected by the songs.

: References :
  • Danuta Szaflarska Extract from the project „Lakowa 29" published by Fabryka Snow (Toya sp. z o.o.)
  • Dorota Golebiowska, Zakazane piosenki (1946)
  • Jerzy Eisler“Zakazane Piosenki” – from the monthly magazine “”/ June 2012
  • Zbigniew Pitera,  Jak powstaly Zakazane piosenki[in:] „Przeminelo z filmem.” Warsaw 1987).
: Teaching material :
 General Guide  
 Teachers Book