Reconstruction of dramatic events in Poland between years 1926 and 1933, when Marshall Pilsudski took the reins of power into his own hands. The military coup in Poland waged by Marshal Jozef Pilsudski is the subject o...展开f this film. The film covers the history behind this event, from the Autumn of 1925 to the Brzesc Trial in 1931. Historical events carefully restored in the form of a fabulous film. 1981, Color, 160 min. English subtitles.
A controversial period in Polish history is the subject of this three-hour drama. The focus of attention is General Jozef Pilsudski (Ryszard Filipski), who took over the Polish army after his release from a German prison and then proceeded to take over Poland in 1918. Poland had been divided between Germany, Austria, and Russia, but that humiliation ended in 1919. Pilsudski ruled over a united Poland for a total of four years, until a constitutional government was elected. Unfortunately, the government was not very strong, and in 1926 the former General came back in a coup d'etat to rule once more, until his death in 1935. The changes before, during, and after this last period of rule are handled throughout the three-hour running time.