Fort XIII

(Fort XIII)


1984   >   psychological/ drama

The film shows the strong human will to survive based on the story of two men buried alive in the basement of the fortress in Przemyśl.

During World War I a captain and a lieutenant of the Russian Army are buried alive in the basement of the fortress in Przemyśl. There are huge food supplies underground as well as a water well. They also have candles to light up the darkness. The captain can’t cope with isolation, he loses his mind and commits a suicide. The lieutenant who’s reconciled himself with loneliness, keeps a diary that helps him survive. After eight years spent underground laborers who are dismantling the fortress find him alive. 


Crew:

director
Grzegorz Królikiewicz
script
Krzysztof Osada, Grzegorz Królikiewicz
d.o.p.
Stefan Pindelski
designer
Krzysztof Tyszkiewicz, Leszek Janiszewski,
Jerzy Groszang, Leszek Leszczyk,
Jacek Turewicz
editor
Halina Nawrocka
music
Henryk Kuźniak
cast
Krzysztof Kursa, Grażyna Szapołowska,
Leon Niemczyk, Janusz Krawczyk,
Jerzy Block, Zygmunt Konieczny
Materials: SD
Length: 98’