The Reconciliation

Zgoda, 2017, 87 min.

The Reconciliation (2017)


Gdynia Film Festival:
Best Costumes for Agata Culak

Montreal World Film Festival:
Best Director Award


Locarno International Film Festival
“First Look” Award


Director Maciej Sobieszczanski
Screenplay Malgorzata Sobieszczanska
Cinematography Valentyn Vasyanovych
Art Director Ewa Skoczkowska
Music Bartek Gliniak
Producer Zbigniew Domagalski


Anna Zofia Wichlacz
Erwin Jakub Gierszal
Franek Julian Swiezewski
Franek’s Mother Danuta Stenka
Commadant Wojciech Zielinski
Tall Jacek Beler
Wrobel Pawel Tomaszewski
Jozef Stanislaw Cywka

Beginning of 1945, Poland. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors”. It organizes a labor camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named Zgoda/Reconciliation. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn’t know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

The Recociliation is a story of a love triangle of people of different nationalities that are doomed to live in a time when history forms a new order using nationality as the basis of division.