The story presented in the cult American film "The Great Escape" from 1963 with Steve McQueen in the lead role has its continuation in Szczecin.

The main characters of the docudrama entitled "The Great Escape to the North" are Norwegian RAF pilots - "Steel" lieutenant Jens Muller / Przemyslaw Walich and sergeant Peter Bergsland / Paul Niczewski - actors of the famous team of Anna Augustynowicz in Modern Theatre in Szczecin.

The film shows emotions that accompanied Norwegians from their exit of the tunnel in Sagan, during they stay in Szczecin and escape through the port to Sweden. It is a film about the great need of freedom and adversity. About the heroism that is needed to regain the freedom, which even in today's world is becoming increasingly scarce "commodity".

During our work on the film, sensational plot had been discovered - besides the two main characters - Norwegian RAF pilots also the Pole and the Englishman arrived to Szczecin. The original letter written by an Englishman - Harry "Wings" Day who escaped together with the Pole - Pawel Tobolski - dressed in Luftwaffe pilot's uniform - was used to make a subplot in the film.

Currently the film is being edited.
Poster (also on the website) for "The Great Escape to the North" is ready. It was created by classic artist, master of Polish posters - Andrzej Pagowski.

The closed screening of the film is planned on 25-th of March 2014, on the 70th anniversary of the Great Escape. Special guests - veterans of those days, Embassy of Norway, Embassy of Great Britain representatives and Per Bergsland's relatives, son of Paweł Tobolski etc. will honour the closed screeing with their visit.

Then the film will visit several European film festivals. Szczecin's open - premiere is planned in November 2014.

The next step will be the cinema and television premiere in Poland and abroad. Of these dates we will inform as timely a manner as possible.

Team of "The Great Escape to the North"


production: Magnolia Management Group
main po-producer: Zachodniopomorski Fundusz Filmowy Pomerania Film / co-producer: Miasto Żagań

Budowę strony sfinansowała firma CSL http://www.csl.com.pl

CONTACT: Production manager / Agnieszka Fader : +48.607 211 500, e-mail: info@thegreatescape.szczecin.pl