Pozegnanie z Maria (1993)

  |  Drama, Romance, War

Pozegnanie z Maria (1993) Poster

Jewish girl escapes from Ghetto and enters the world of Poles revealing various life attitudes... The dramatic story of human fate, feelings, and passions, which takes place during a period... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app


5 wins.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

12 February 2006 | couchw@is.pw.edu.pl
| Poles make the best Holocaust films
This film belongs to the tradition of The Pianist and Korczak. Polish Holocaust films pose individual moral questions for their characters. This is unlike Hollywood Holocaust films which are built upon simplistic stereotypes of various groups: the noble suffering Jew, the screaming psychopathic German, and the Poles who are simply slime. Hollywood films of this genre never mention a key point - the price for a Pole caught hiding a Jew was immediate execution - for himself, his family, neighbours, and simply passers by who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The story takes place during dramatic hours of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943). We can hear the bombs and see the orange sky in the evening.

First, there's the hero Tadeusz who brings home Sara, the strikingly beautiful Jewess in order to hide her - fully aware of the risk he could be placing his wife Maria, who is pregnant and their unborn child. Maria agrees with Tadeusz to hide Sara (even though she has a female sense that the much more attractive Sara could be a rival for her husband's attentions). Next there's the Manager of multiple family dwelling. He like many people who simply wants to avoid any commitment & take no risks. And lastly there are the villains, Tomasz and his wife. They are swine. The kind of people you love to hate. Tomasz has spotted Sara and 'has the hots' for her.

I won't tell you the denouement - other that to say it does not have the sugary sweet ending we would expect from Hollywood films on the subject. See the film for yourself.

An extra word. Tomasz the Swine is admirably played by Cezary Pazura, one of Poland's great comedians today. couchw1, Warsaw

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Drama | Romance | War


Release Date:

2 December 1993



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

IMDb Picks: What to Watch on Netflix Now

Need some help finding the best things to watch on Netflix? Let our editors help you find what's trending and what's worth your time.

See the full list

"Grey's Anatomy" Docs Pick Their Must-See Episodes

We asked Doctors Jo Wilson, April Kepner, and Andrew DeLuca to tell us the episodes of the show that they think are the most essential to understanding their characters.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com