The Passenger (Pasażerka)
Andrzej Munk, Poland, 1963
  • Director: Andrzej Munk
  • Writing Credits: Andrzej Munk, Zofia Posmysz
  • Art Direction: Krzysztof Winiewicz
  • Music: Tadeusz Baird
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Duration: 58’, 62 Full Version
  • Cast: Aleksandra Śląska, Anna Ciepielewska, Jan Kreczmar, Marek Walczewski 
: Reviews :

The film tells the story of two women, a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, and an SS who served there. The action takes place in two different time-frames: present day, aboard a transatlantic passenger ship and during the war, through long sequences referring to the concentration camp. Among the numerous passengers of the ship, there is a German couple, Walter and Liza. Walter does not know much about his wife’s past, but their marriage is still a happy one. At one of the ports, a young woman gets on board. She reminds Liza of someone she knew. The encounter brings back memories from the camp.

: References :
  • Konrad Eberhardt, Przeciw niepamięci, Film, 1963, issue 40
  • Krzysztof Winiewicz, Wspomnienia o Andrzeju Munku [in:] Andrzej Munk, collective work edited by A. Jackiewicz, Warsaw 1964
  • Zofia Magdziak, Mija 50 lat od premiery filmu “Pasażerka”
  • Wiktor Woroszylski, Nad “Pasażerką”, Film, 1963, issue 38.
  •  Paulina Kwiatkowska, Od słowa do obrazy, czyli o powstaniu filmu Pasażerka Andrzeja Munka, Mu z y k a l i a III, Conference papers 3.