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Film about legendary WWII courier premieres in Warsaw
Polish Radio 12.03.2019 08:30
A film about a legendary Polish wartime courier premiered in Warsaw on Monday night before an audience including the country’s president and culture minister.
The cast on the red carpet at the premiere for "The Messenger" at Warsaw's Wielki Theatre on Monday night: Cezary Pazura, Sławomir Orzechowski, Wojciech Zieliński, Agnieszka Suchora, Patrycja Volny, Philippe Tłokiński, Julie Engelbrecht, Jakub Wesołowski and director Władysław Pasikowski. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
The Messenger, directed by Władysław Pasikowski, follows the story of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański (1914-2005), a World War II hero who spent his life fighting for an independent Poland and headed the Polish section of Radio Free Europe for over two decades during the Cold War era. Nowak-Jeziorański during WWII served as a courier for Poland's underground Home Army (AK), smuggling information to London, where the Polish government-in-exile was based. He took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Polish capital's Nazi German occupiers. He ultimately escaped to the West, running the Polish section of Radio Free Europe from 1952 to 1976.
The Messenger goes on general release in Polish theatres on Friday.