ABOUT THE MOVIE
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
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
Team of "The Great Escape to the North"