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Ryszard Bugajski is a Director and Writer Polonais born on 27 april 1943 at Warsaw (Pologne)

Ryszard Bugajski

Ryszard Bugajski
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Nationality Pologne
Birth 27 april 1943 at Warsaw (Pologne)
Death 7 june 2019 (at 76 years)
Awards Medal for Merit to Culture

Ryszard Bugajski (born 27 April 1943) is a Polish film director and screenwriter. He has directed 23 films and television shows since 1972. His film Interrogation (1982), after being surpressed by the Polish communist authorities for several years, was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.
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Filmography of Ryszard Bugajski (3 films)

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Clearcut
Clearcut (1991)
, 1h40
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Western
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature
Actors Graham Greene, Tom Jackson, John Boylan, Phil Harris, Michael Hogan, Rebecca Jenkins
Rating68% 3.444963.444963.444963.444963.44496
The movie begins and ends as a spirit, known in the movie as Arthur (Greene) enters, and descends back into the world from the water. Then the movie shows an airplane carrying a passenger to an Indian reserve, where they're blockading construction/forestry equipment from clearcutting on Indian land. We later realize that the individual was a lawyer representing the tribe whose land is going to be clearcut and the protesters are angered at the lawyer losing the case & the lawyer came to discuss an appeals process. Wilf (Westerman) is introduced at this time & then he in turn introduces Arthur, who also kidnaps the logging company's general manager, and the four take off through the woods where Arthur "instructs" them in listening to Mother Earth. Surrealistic, in its entirety, throughout the movie you're taken for a ride that will take you through many thought provoking scenes. In particular where Wilf describes Washakeajack, the Indian trickster.
Interrogation, 1h58
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Politique, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Political films, Women in prison films
Actors Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland, Anna Romantowska, Bożena Dykiel
Rating79% 3.9900453.9900453.9900453.9900453.990045
Tonia (Krystyna Janda) is a cabaret singer in post-World War II Poland towards the end of the life of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. After she performs for soldiers, she is arrested without being told why, and placed in a political military prison to be interrogated. Over a course of some years, she is humiliated and tortured by prison officials into confessing to crimes she did not commit. After failing to sign a document detailing a false confession, she is taken to the prison shower block and locked into a small cage between the floors. The water is turned on and the room is slowly flooded. She is released at the last moment and told to sign the confession form again, which she continues to refuse to do. While in prison, she demands that she sees her husband. One day he visits the prison, but is told by the officials of her alleged infidelities prior to her arrest, and he tells her that he doesn't want to see her again. She unsuccessfully attempts suicide. She develops a romantic relationship with an officer, one of the interrogating prison officials, whom she tells of the absurdity of the system he believes in. She becomes pregnant by him and, like other female inmates, is forced to give up her child for adoption, before eventually being released and reunited with her child. The officer secures her release and her ability to reclaim their child and then commits suicide.

Scriptwriter

Interrogation, 1h58
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Politique, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Political films, Women in prison films
Actors Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland, Anna Romantowska, Bożena Dykiel
Roles Writer
Rating79% 3.9900453.9900453.9900453.9900453.990045
Tonia (Krystyna Janda) is a cabaret singer in post-World War II Poland towards the end of the life of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. After she performs for soldiers, she is arrested without being told why, and placed in a political military prison to be interrogated. Over a course of some years, she is humiliated and tortured by prison officials into confessing to crimes she did not commit. After failing to sign a document detailing a false confession, she is taken to the prison shower block and locked into a small cage between the floors. The water is turned on and the room is slowly flooded. She is released at the last moment and told to sign the confession form again, which she continues to refuse to do. While in prison, she demands that she sees her husband. One day he visits the prison, but is told by the officials of her alleged infidelities prior to her arrest, and he tells her that he doesn't want to see her again. She unsuccessfully attempts suicide. She develops a romantic relationship with an officer, one of the interrogating prison officials, whom she tells of the absurdity of the system he believes in. She becomes pregnant by him and, like other female inmates, is forced to give up her child for adoption, before eventually being released and reunited with her child. The officer secures her release and her ability to reclaim their child and then commits suicide.