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24th Athens International Film Festival

The Third Part of the Night

Based on his own father's experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland, who allowed lice to feed on his blood in the name of a German anti-typhus vaccine, Zulawski delivers a feverish, elliptical debut, turning a little-known aspect of WWII into an existential horror movie.

A man witnesses the murder of his wife and son by German soldiers, before making a narrow escape. He tries to join the Resistance but ends up hunted again and is forced to seek refuge in the house of a pregnant woman who looks surprisingly like his wife.

His involvement is a series of bizarre medical experiments and his guilt over the loss of his family, will send him on a downward spiral of nightmares and hallucinations.

Based on his own father's experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland, who allowed lice to feed on his blood in the name of a German anti-typhus vaccine, Zulawski delivers a feverish, elliptical debut, turning a little-known aspect of WWII into an existential horror movie.

With the camera indulging in some frantic maneuvering, the Polish director uses post-Apocalyptic imagery to depict a world on the brink of disaster, while launching a devastating attack against conventional cinema. Τh.P.

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Andrzej Zulawski

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Andrzej Zulawski, Miroslaw Zulawski

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Witold Sobocinski

Μουσική / Music
Andrzej Korzynski

Μοντάζ / Editor
Halina Prugar – Ketling

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Malgorzata Braunek Leszek Teleszynski Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski
Michal Grudzinski, Alicja Jackiewicz

Πολωνία / Poland
1971
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
106'
Πολωνικά / Polish


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